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
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 :
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 CHORUS 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 [Chorus] 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 G-Cadd9 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 [Chorus]
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