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Purple Rain

Prince

 

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Chord Guide

          12

Asus2:  x02200

          T 12

Asus2/F#: 2x2200

       231

E:    022100

           13

Dsus2:  xx0230

       123

A:   x02220

 

 

 

 

        B   D DU UD DUDU

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Capo 1

 

 

Intro:  / Asus2 - - - / Asus2/F# - - - / E - - - / Dsus2 - - - /

 

Asus2                                                  Asus2/F#

           I never meant to cause you any sorrow

                                                    Dsus2

    I never meant to cause you any pain

Asus2                                                  Asus2/F#

      I only wanted to one time see you laughing

   E (1 1/2)                                                     A (hold)

I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain

 

Chorus:

                                     Dsus2 (2)

    Purple rain purple rain             Purple rain purple rain

Asus2     Asus2/F#                       

                               Purple rain purple rain

E (2)    E (1 1/2)                                                      A (hold)

        I only want to see you (bathing) in the purple rain

 

                                                     Asus2        Asus2/F#

I never wanted to be your weekend lover

E                                                      Dsus2

    I only wanted to be some kind of friend

Asus2                                                      Asus2/F#

   Baby I could never steal you from another

E (1 1/2)                                                        A (hold)

        It's such a shame our friendship had to end

 

Chorus

 

                                                                 Asus2        Asus2/F#

Honey, I know, I know, I know times are changin'

E                                                              Dsus2

     It's time we all reach out for something new, (that means you too)

Asus2                                     Asus2/F#

        You say you want a leader,          but you can't seem to make up your mind

                                    E (1 1/2)                                                        A (hold)

And I think you better close it and let me guide you to the purple rain

 

Chorus

 

Instrumental:

/ Asus2 - - - / Asus2/F# - - - / E - - - / Dsus2 - - - / x12

 

End on Asus2

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.