The Rose chords & lyrics

by Bette Midler

  • The song was written by Amanda McBroom (1977 / 78).
  • Recorded by Bette Midler for the sountrack of the 1979 movie - The Rose
  • Released: March, 1980 from the album of the same name.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 68 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, G, G7, G7sus4, F, Fadd9, Em, Am7, Am7/G

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                 G7sus4 -  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...  𝄑

🗝️ C Major

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

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