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: C, G, F, Em, Am, Gsus
[Verse 1]

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


[Verse 2]

           C                 G
It's the heart afraid of breaking
      F       G        C
That never learns to dance
           C                G
It's the dream afraid of waking
     F        G       C
That never takes a chance
         Em                Am
It's the one who won't be taken
      F             G
Who cannot seem to give
        C                G
And the soul afraid of dying
 F           G         C
That never learns to live


[Verse 3]

          C                   G
When the night has been too lonely
         F        G         C
And the road has been too long
          C                G
And you feel that love is only
         F      G        C
For the lucky and the strong
      Em              Am
Just remember in the winter
        F              G Gsus
Far beneath the bitter snow
          C                  G
Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
         F        G         C
In the spring becomes the rose

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