Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival Chords and Lyrics

One of the great rock songs of all time, is also great for beginners with just three simple chords used throughout.

Bad moon rising creedence clearwater revival chords

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the great rock songs of all time. And it’s also great for beginners with just three simple chords used throughout.

Even though I’ve been playing guitar for over 25 years now, I still enjoy playing something as simple as this classic. Great songwriting, is just great songwriting.

It’s also a fantastic song to learn how to sing while playing because once you have its simple chords nailed, you can focus on your voice.

Listen and play along with the song to get the strumming and timing right. And don’t forget to get that foot stomping and have fun.

And if you’re interested in other beginner-friendly songs, check out our list of 100 easy guitar songs.

Bad Moon Rising Chords

Bad Moon Rising Chord Chart

[Intro]
| D   | A G | D   | D   |
 
[Verse 1]
D         A   G      D
I see the bad moon a-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
Don't go around tonight
           D
Well, it's bound to take your life
A         G               D
There's a bad moon on the rise
 
[Verse 2]
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
Don't go around tonight
           D
Well, it's bound to take your life
A         G               D
There's a bad moon on the rise
 
[Solo]
| D   | A G | D   | D   |
| D   | A G | D   | D   |
| G   | G   | D   | D   |
| A   | G   | D   | D   |
 
[Verse 3]
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
Well, don't go around tonight
           D
Well, it's bound to take your life
A         G               D
There's a bad moon on the rise
 
G
Don't go around tonight
           D
Well, it's bound to take your life
A         G               D
There's a bad moon on the rise

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