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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.