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    Purple Rain



    Here's my lesson showing you how to strum and sing this great tune. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more lessons like this one.


    Chord Guide


    Asus2:  x02200

              T 12

    Asus2/F#: 2x2200


    E:    022100


    Dsus2:  xx0230


    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


        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



                                         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




                                                                     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





    / 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.