Bette Midler - The Rose Guitar Chords

Bette Midler

adult standards, cabaret, mellow gold, new wave pop

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chords: E, A, D, G, B, G#m, F#m
Song:   The Rose 
Artist: Midler, Bette 
By: Steve Smigiel
I’ll give you what you need to do the song, including all the words. 
I chorded this for
a guy to sing and with open chords for an acoustic guitar. It starts out sparse and quiet,
then builds to a dramatic conclusion. Print and play!
Tuning is E A D G B E
Chords used are: E B A G#m 

Chord shapes:
    E    B    A    G#m
e|--0----0----0-----4----|
B|--0----0----0-----4----|
G|--9----8----6-----4----|
D|--9----9----7-----6----|
A|--7----9----7-----6----|
E|--0----7----5-----4----|

E                        B
Some say love, it is a river, 
      A    B            E  
That drowns the tender reed
E                        B          
Some say love, it is a razor, 
      A    B               E  
That leaves your soul to bleed
          G#m           A
Some say love it is a hunger, 
     F#m              B
An endless aching need
E                    B
I say love it is a flower and 
A       B      E
You its only seed

E                         B
It's the heart afraid of breaking 
      A      B        E  
That never learns to dance
          E                B          
It's the dream afraid of waking 
     A      B         E  
That never takes a chance
         G#m                A
It's the one, who won't be taken 
      F#m          B
Who cannot seem to give
        E                B
And the soul afraid of dying 
       A     B       E
That never learns to live

E                             B
When the night has been too lonely 
       A                    E
And the road has been too long
        E                  B          
And you find that love is only 
          A    B     E  
For the lucky and the strong
      G#m             A
Just remember in the winter 
        F#m             B
Far beneath the bitter snow
          E                  B
Lies the seed that with the sun's love, 
         A     B          E
In the spring becomes the rose

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