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Every Rose Has It’s Thorn by Poison

    Difficulty: Easy

    You will need to tune to all flats for this song. You CAN play it in standard tuning, but it won’t sound the same as the original.

    Tune as followed :

    Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb

    Main Theme

    What you see below is basically the intro and the verses to the song. It is repeated over and over until the last two measures of the verse, which goes into the chorus. The last two measures to end the verse are below as well.

    Here are the last two measures for the verse that leads into the chorus :


    Guitar Solo

    every rose has it's thorn

    Backing Track

    every rose has it's thorn


    Intro: G, Cadd9
     Verse 1:
         G                              Cadd9
     We both lie silently still, in the dead of the night.
                  G                                Cadd9
     Although we both lie close together, we feel miles apart inside.
              G                   Cadd9
     Was it something I said, or something I did,
             G                Cadd9
    did my words not come out right?
              D                              C
    Though I tried not to hurt you, though I tried, but I guess that's why they say
    G                   Cadd9
    Every rose has its thorn.
               G                  Cadd9
    Just like every night has its dawn.
               G      D             C
    Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song.
     G                   C
    Every rose has its thorn.
    [Bridge and solo - I just play G-Cadd9-G-Cadd9
    Verse 2:
    G                                            Cadd9
    Listen to our favorite song, playing on the radio.
             G                                    Cadd9
    Well the DJ says loves a game of easy come and  easy go.
           G              Cadd9         G              Cadd9
    But I wonder, does he know, has he ever felt like this.
            D                                     C
    Well I know that you'd be here right now if I
    coulda let you know somehow, I guess
      Em                 D               C                 G
    Though it's been awhile now, I can still feel so much pain.
     Em                 D                     C                              G
    Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals, but the scar, that scar remains
    Verse 3:
       G                                            Cadd9
    I know I coulda saved our love that night if I'd     known what to say.
    G                                 Cadd9
      Instead of making love we both  made our separate ways.
                 G                   Cadd9          G                       Cadd9
     And now I hear you've found somebody new, and that I never meant that much to you.
         D                                  C
     To hear that tears me up inside, and to see you cuts me like a knife, I guess

    Complete Transcription

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