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, C5, C, F, Em7, Am7, G7, Em, Am7/G
The Rose - Bette Midler ('The Rose' Soundtrack, 1979)
Written By: Amanda McBroom, 1977.
Chorded By: Skidaddy, Esq., G.Q.

4/4 TIME @ 64 BPM (3 Min. 30 Sec.) in 'C'.

Chords Used:
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               GUITAR             KEYBOARD
          E  A  D  G  B  e     Bass|  Chord
         ------------------    --------------
C5     -  x  x  x  x  1  3      -    C-G
C      -  x  3  2  0  1  0      C    G-C-E
G      -  3  2  0  0  0  3      G    G-B-D    -OR-
       -  3  2  0  0  3  3
F      -  1  3  3  2  1  1      F    A-C-F
Em7    -  0  2  0  0  0  0      E    G-B-D-E  -OR-
       -  0  2  2  0  3  0
Am7    -  x  0  2  0  1  0      A    A-C-E-G
G7s4   -  3  3  0  0  1  1      G    G-C-D-F  -OR-
       -  3  5  3  5  3  3
G7     -  3  2  0  0  0  1      G    G-B-D-F  -OR-
       -  3  5  3  4  3  3
Em     -  0  2  2  0  0  0      E    G-B-E
Am7/G  -  3  0  2  0  1  0      G    A-C-E

INTRO: [2 M] Play 'C5' Chord Quarter Notes -
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|C5      |C5            |
                Some say

VERSE #1: [17 M]
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|C                |G                 |F              G      |C                 |
 love,…    it is a riv-… er,…    that drowns…    the ten-der reed…     Some say

|C                |G                 |F               G      |
 love,…    it is a ra-… zor,…    that leaves…    your soul to

|C                  |Em7              |Am7              |F                    |
 bleed…     Some say love,…    it is a hun-… ger,…    an end-…    less ach-ing

|G7s4    G7     |C                |G                 |F                |
 need…     I say love,…    it is a flow-… er,…    and you…    its on-ly

|C           |C             |
 seed…              It's the

VERSE #2: [17 M]
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|C                   |G                   |F          G        |
 heart…    a-fraid of break-… ing…    that nev-er…    learns to

|C                  |C                   |G                 |
 dance…     It's the dream…    a-fraid of wak-… ing…    that

|F          G        |C                   |Em                |
 nev-er…    takes the… chance…    It's the one…    who… won't

|Am7          Am7/G|F                   |G                 |C                  |
 be… tak-en,…   who can-…    not seem to give,…     and the soul…    a-fraid of

|G                |F          G        |C           |C             |
 dy-… in'…    that nev-er…    learns to live…              When the

VERSE #3: [20 M] 'CODA' -
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|C                     |G                    |F            G       |
 night…    has been too lone-… ly,…   and the road…    has been too

|C                 |C                     |G                 |
 long,…     and you think…    that love is on-… ly…   for the

|F          G      |C                   |Em                |
 luck-y…    and the strong,…     just re-mem-ber…   in… the

|Am7       Am7/G |F                    |G                  |
 win-ter…  far be-neath…    the bit-ter snows…     lies the

|C                     |G                     |F            G        |
 seed…    that with the sun's… love…   in the spring…    be-comes the

|C           |C       |C       |C       |…       |
 rose…

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