Sweet Rosie O-Grady chords & lyrics

by The Freddy Williams Four

  • Sweet Rosie O-Grady was written and composed by Maude Nugent - an American singer and composer born in Brooklyn, New York on Jan 12, 1873 - died June 3, 1958.
  • This cover is by The Freddy Williams Four from the album Best Of Barbershop
  • Music: D Major → (key change) → G Major in 3/4 & 4/4 time at moderate tempo ( Chorus: ~ 52 bpm ♩)
  • Chords: D, A7, G, Bm, E7, F#, C, D7, Em, B

Sweet Rosie O'Grady by The Freddy Williams Four

Time Signatures:
Chorus: 3/4 
Verse: 4/4 

        D              A7                  D        A7      D   
1. With-in a charm-ing cot-tage near the place that saw my birth
           A                  E7                                  A7         
   There dwells the sweet-est lit-tle flow-er that e-ver grew on earth
         D                  A7                D       A7         D
   This flow-er is known as Ro-sie, 'tis her love-ly christ-ian name
        A          E7                                  A7  
   But had she any oth-er name, I'd love her just the same 


          D   A7        D      G   A7          D   
Chorus: Sweet Ro-sie O'Gra-dy, my beau-ti-ful Rose
        Bm               D       E7             A7   
        She's my lit-tle la-dy, that ev'ry-one knows
         D   A7         D         G   A7           F#   
        And when we are mar-ried, how hap-py we'll be
        G                      D  Bm     E7       A7           D   
        I love sweet Ro-sie O'Gra-dy and Ro-sie O'Gra-dy loves me 
          D   A7   D
        (She loves me)... key change     

     G                D7               G        D7     G         
2. I ne-ver shall for-get the day she pro-mised to be mine, 
      D                A7                                D7 
   As we sat tell-ing love tales, with a hap-pi-ness di-vine. 
      G              D7               G       D7        G
   U-pon her finger then I placed a small en-gage-ment ring, 
         D7                A7                                      D7 
   While in the trees, the lit-tle birds this love song seemed to sing...
  
     
          G   D7        G      C   D7          G   
Chorus: Sweet Ro-sie O'Gra-dy, my beau-ti-ful Rose
        Em               G       A7             D7   
        She's my lit-tle la-dy, that ev'ry-one knows
         G   D7          G         C   D7          B   
        And when we are mar-ried, how hap-py we'll be
        C                      G  Em     A7       D7           G  
        I love sweet Ro-sie O'Gra-dy and Ro-sie O'Gra-dy loves me 
        C                      G  Em     A7       D7           G  
        I love sweet Ro-sie O'Gra-dy and Ro-sie O'Gra-dy loves me
        G         C           G  ... 
        Ro-sie O'Gra-dy loves me
      

D Major → G Major

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

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