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

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
Optional Note (4): If you don't the play optional note, do play the string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            G                   D                   D7                 A7                   C
    e |---|---|-3-|     e |---|-2-|---|     e |---|-3-|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|
    B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|-3-|---|     B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|-1-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|-1-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|-2-|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3

           E7                  Em                  Bm                   B                  F#
    e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|
    B |---|---|(4)|     B |---|---|---|     B |-1-|-2-|---|     B |-1-|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|
    G |-1-|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |-1-|---|-4-|     G |-1-|---|-3-|     G |-1-|-2-|---|
    D |---|---|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |-1-|---|-3-|     D |-1-|---|-2-|     D |-1-|---|-4-|
    A |---|-2-|---|     A |---|-1-|---|     A |-1-|---|---|     A |-1-|---|---|     A |-1-|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           2   3   4           2   3   4           2   3   4

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          G                   D                  D7                  A7                   C 
    |-3-|---|---| e     |---|-2-|---| e     |---|-3-|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B     |-3-|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|-3-|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|-1-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G
    |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|-1-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A    x|---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A     |-3-|---|---| A
    |-2-|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
         E7                  Em                  Bm                   B                  F#
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e
    |(4)|---|---| B     |---|---|---| B     |---|-2-|-1-| B     |-4-|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|-1-| G     |---|---|---| G     |-4-|---|-1-| G     |-3-|---|-1-| G     |---|-2-|-1-| G
    |---|---|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |-3-|---|-1-| D     |-2-|---|-1-| D     |-4-|---|-1-| D
    |---|-2-|---| A     |---|-1-|---| A     |---|---|-1-| A     |---|---|-1-| A     |-3-|---|-1-| A
    |---|---|---| E     |---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |---|---|-1-| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           4   3   2           4   3   2           4   3   2   Frets     
    
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