Bad Moon Rising Chord Chart by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Welcome to my Bad Moon Rising Chord Chart by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Such a great song and I love it because it's pretty simple and very repetitive using only the chords D, A, and G. Gotta love that!


Since this is a beginner song, we will keep the strumming patterns very simple.

Strumming:
D                 A     G
1  2  3  4 +    1  2  3  4 +
D D D  DU   D D D D U

In the verse, the A chord and G chord are both only two beats so they split the strumming pattern. This does not happen in the chorus of the song.

Bad Moon Rising Chord Chart

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Intro
D |A G| D

Verse
D         |A      G|     D
I see a bad moon rising
D        |A       G|        D
I see trouble on the way
D       |A      G|               D
I see earthquakes and lightning 
D      |A    G|          D
I see bad times today

Chorus
G                           G
Don't go around tonight
                    D                          D
'Cause it's bound to take your life
    A            G                         D
There is a bad moon on the rise

Verse
D         |A    G|          D
I hear hurricanes a blowing
D              |A        G|        D
I know the end is coming soon
D        |A     G|     D
I fear rivers overflowing
D               |A          G|           D
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Chorus
G                            G
Don't go around tonight
                    D                          D
'Cause it's bound to take your life
    A            G                         D
There is a bad moon on the rise

Verse
D              |A            G|          D
Hope you got your things together
D             |A             G|              D
Hope you are quite prepared to die
D                       |A        G|       D
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
D               |A      G|       D
One eye is taken for an eye

Chorus
G                            G
Don't go around tonight
                    D                          D
'Cause it's bound to take your life
    A            G                        D
There is a bad moon on the rise
G                            G
Don't go around tonight
                    D                           D
'Cause it's bound to take your life
    A            G                        D (hold)
There is a bad moon on the rise

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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