The Rose chords

by Bette Midler
  • Writer: 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
Chart Legend
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
C Major Cmaj7 Em Am7 Am7/G G Major G7 G7sus4 F Major F Major Fadd9
C Major Cmaj7 Em Am7 Am7/G G Major G7 G7sus4 F Major F Major Fadd9

The Rose

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                C
Intro: 4/4  ‖       |   𝄎   |  𝄎   |   𝄎   ‖
                                          (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
   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
   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...|  𝄑  | 

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