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Roses

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem

 

Capo 2

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      134211

F:    133211

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        2 1

Am7:  x02010

       1   4

G/B:  x2x003

        231

Am:   x02210

         231

Dm:   xx0231

       12

Em:   022000

 

Strum: B   D U B   D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

              C (3)                                                                         F

On the streets of New York City, where the asphalt greets the sun,

   F (3)                                                              C (2)

Morning slips in sideways like a cheetah on the run

         C (3)                                                         F

She’s out there on the sidewalk, kneeling at her toil

             G (2)                                F (2)              C (2)

Pulling weeds for Jesus, with her knuckles in the soil

 

       C (3)                                            F

She is no St. Theresa.  She is no paragon.

  F (3)                                                            C (2)

Fingernails are dirty.  Her old blue jeans are worn.

         C (3)                                                                     F

She doesn’t talk to strangers, she hardly knows you’re there.

                    G (4)                                

She doesn’t want your money, she doesn’t want your prayers, because

 

Chorus:

   Am7 (½)  G/B (½)     C        Am7 (½)  G/B (½)     C

This is      God's    dominion, this is peace on earth

   Am7 (½)  G/B (½)   C                  F                          G

This is     what she's put here for, this is what she's worth

           F (½)    G (½)          C                F (½)   G (½)       Am

All the other things that matter have slowly slipped away

                F             C              F            C

Now she grows her roses, she grows her roses,

       Dm (½)    Em (½)      F (2)      C (2)

and she         grows her roses all day.

 

/ C - - - / - - - - /

 

            C (3)                                                             F

She remembers a young woman with hair as fine as gold

             F (3)                                                                     C (2)

She remembers all her lovers, and she remembers growing old

            C (3)                                                           F

She remembers meeting Jesus, she can’t recall the day,

                      G (4)

She gave him all her seeds of darkness, he buried them away, because

 

Instrumental Verse

 

/ Am7 - G/B - /

 

               C (3)                                                                           F

Now she coaxes hope from concrete, and she coaxes right from wrong,

           F (3)                                                                  C (2)

She makes the Spanish ladies break into their Spanish song

              C (3)                                                                       F (2)

Well, at night they smell her roses in the streetlamp’s yellow sun

                G (4)

and they dream of summer dresses in the streets of old San Juan, because

 

Chorus

 

                  F             C              F            C

Yeah, she grows her roses, she grows her roses,

       Dm (½)    Em (½)      F (4)            C (3)

and she       grows her  roses every day.

 

End on C


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