The Rose - chords, tab and comments

At the bottom you'll find a link to the complete lyrics.

well renowned cabaret artist Amanda McBroom will forever be associated with this song, as well as Bette Midler, from its appearence as title song in the movie about Janis Joplin's life. The story about this song is best described by the author herself, on her home page. Visit it, it's available from the icon at the bottom of this page.
I've never heard a man sing this one. There should be no obstacles, and I do it. With pleasure.
G               Gsus4 D7          C      D7         G
some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reed
G               Gsus4 D7          C      D7            G
some say love it is a razor that leaves your heart to bleed
          Bm           C9         Am7          D7sus4   D7
some say love it is a hunger an endless aching need
       G      Gsus4  D7        C   D7        G
I say love it is a flower and you it's only seed
G major
G suspend four
D seventh
B minor
C ninth
A minor seventh
D seventh suspend four
Amanda McBroom