The Rose chords & lyrics

by Bette Midler

The song was written by Amanda McBroom (1977 / 78). It was recorded by Bette Midler for the sountrack of the 1979 movie - The Rose, and the single was released March, 1980 from the album The Rose.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 68 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, Cmaj7, G, G7, G7sus, F, Fadd9, Em, Am7, Am7/G
Bette Midler

The Rose by Bette Midler

Intro: 4/4       
       |   C   |   C   |   C   |   C   |
                                    (Some say)

              C              G7 
1. Some say love___ It is a riv-er 
          F           G       C 
   That drowns__ The ten-der reed
             C             G7 
   Some say love__ It is a ra-zor 
          F            G        C 
   That leaves__ Your soul to bleed
            Cmaj7           F  -  Fadd9 
   Some say love__ It is a hun-ger 
       F                 G7sus -  G7 
   An end-less__ Ach-ing need
          C              G 
   I say love__ It is a flow-er 
        F                C    |   C   |
   And you__ It's on-ly seed       (It's the)

              C                  G 
2. It's the heart__ A-fraid of break-ing 
         F         G         C 
   That nev-er__ Learns to dance
              C                 G 
   It's the dream__ A-fraid of wak-ing
         F         G         C 
   That nev-er__ Takes the chance
            Em               | Am7 / / Am7/G  |
   It's the one__ Who won't be tak-en 
        F                 G 
   Who can-not__ Seem to give
            C                G 
   And the soul__ A-fraid of dy-in' 
         F         G        C    |   C   |
   That nev-er__ Learns to live       (When the)

              C                   G 
3. When the night__ Has been too lone-ly 
            F          G        C 
   And the road__ Has been too long
             C                  G 
   And you think__ That love is on-ly 
            F        G        C 
   For the luck-y__ And the strong
           Em             | Am7 / / Am7/G  |
   Just re-mem-ber__ In the win-ter (Far)
            F                   G 
   Far be-neath__ The bit-ter snows
             C                    G 
   Lies the seed__ That with the sun's love
            F           G        C    ||:  C  :||  C  |  C  |
   In the spring__ Be-comes the rose       x3    rit...  Hold
C Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           C                 Cmaj7              Em                 Am7               Am7/G
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-3-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

           G                  G7               G7sus                F                Fadd9
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|-4-|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                 Cmaj7              Em                 Am7               Am7/G
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|-3-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          G                 G7                G7sus                F                Fadd9
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-2-|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
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