Bright Blue Rose chords & lyrics

by Mary Black

  • Bright Blue Rose was composed by Irish singer-songwriter, Jimmy MacCarthy. This version by Mary Black is featured on her album 25 Years 25 Songs.
  • Music: Key of Db Major in 4/4 time at 118 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Db, Gb, Ab, Ebm, B
  • Easier - Capo on 1: Play in C Major
  • Chords with Capo: C, F, G, Dm, Bb

Bright Blue Rose by Mary Black

Capo on 1st fret if playing with the video

   C
1. I skimmed a-cross black wa-ter
 F
   With-out once sub-merg-ing
   C                             G 
   On-to the banks of an ur-ban morn-ing
         C
   That hun-gers the first light
 F
   Much, much more than...
    C            G       C
   Moun-tains...   e-ver do

        C
2. And she, like a ghost be-side me
  F
   Goes down with the ease of a dol-phin
    C                  G 
   And e-mer-ges un-learned, un-shamed, un-harmed
        C
   For she is the per-fect crea-ture
  F
   Na-tu-ral in ev'-ery fea-ture
       C                      G               C  
   And I am the geek with the al-che-mists' stone

       Dm            G               C
Chorus:  For all of you who must dis-co-ver
       Dm             G               C
         For all who seek to un-der-stand
       Dm            G               C
         For having left the path of o-thers
          Bb           F             G
         You'll find a ve-ry special  hand

       C
3. And it is a ho-ly thing
       F
   And it is a pre-cious time
       C              G 
   And it is the on-ly way
        C
   For-get-me-nots a-mong the snow
        F
   It's al-ways been, and so it goes
       C                         G             C  
   To pon-der his death and his life e-ter-nal-ly

Instr: |  C  |  F  |  F  |  C  |  C  |  G  |  C  |

       Dm            G               C
Chorus:  For all of you who must dis-co-ver
       Dm             G               C
         For all who seek to un-der-stand
       Dm            G               C
         For having left the path of o-thers
          Bb           F            G
         You'll find a ve-ry special hand

       C
4. And it is a ho-ly thing
       F
   And it is a pre-cious time
       C              G 
   And it is the on-ly way
        C
   For-get-me-nots a-mong the snow
        F
   It's al-ways been, and so it goes
       C                         G             C  
   To pon-der his death and his life e-ter-nal-ly
         C
   One bright blue rose out-lives all those
         F
   Two thous-and years, and still it goes
       C                         G             C  
   To pon-der his death and his life e-ter-nal-ly...

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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Left Handed Charts:

Mary Black

Born: Mary Black on 23rd May 1955 in Charlemont St., Dublin, Ireland

Career: Singer

Active Years: 1975 – present

Music Styles: Celtic Folk

Associations: Frances Black, The Black Family, De Dannan, The Coronas, Róisín O

Mary Black

Official Website: mary-black.net

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