Bright Blue Rose chords

by Mary Black

Bright Blue Rose was composed by Irish singer-songwriter, Jimmy MacCarthy. This version by Mary Black is featured on her album Looking Back released March 14, 1995.
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
Mary Black

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...
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C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
Optional Note (1): If you don't play optional note, don't play string 
Optional Note (2): If you don't play optional note, do play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs
            C                   F                   G                  Dm                  Bb      
    e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|-3-|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|     B |---|---|-4-|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|---|-3-|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|-3-|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|-2-|
    A |---|---|-3-|     A |(1)|---|---|     A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |(1)|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x    E |(1)|---|---|     E |---|---|-2-|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                   F                   G                  Dm                  Bb  
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |-3-|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|---| B     |-3-|---|---| B     |-4-|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |-3-|---|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |-2-|---|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A     |---|---|(1)| A     |---|-1-|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |---|---|(1)| A
   x|---|---|---| E     |---|---|(1)| E     |-2-|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
** Please note that the optional notes on the F and Bb chords turn open chords into barre chords. If
   you do play the optional notes, you simply barre the whole first fret in the case of F Major and the 
   first 5 strings in the case of  Bb major.

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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