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 25 Years 25 Songs.
  • Music: Key of Db Major in 4/4 time at 118 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Db, Gb, Ab, Ebm, B
  • Easier in C Major with no barre chords depending on how you play Bb... chord charts below
  • Chords with Capo: C, F, G, Dm, Bb

Bright Blue Rose by Mary Black

Capo on 1st fret if playing with the video

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
  
   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

          C     F           C           G     C
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       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: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Mary Black
25 Years 25 Songs

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

Official Website: mary-black.net

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