Where The Wild Roses Grow chords

Nick Cave (and the Bad Seeds)


Chorus: Gm C5 Gm He called me the wild ro-ose A# D But my name was Elisa Day Gm C5 Gm Why he called me that I do not kno-ow Gm F5 Gm For my name was Elisa Day Gm A# >From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one Cm D She stared in my eyes and smiled Gm A# Her lips were the colour of the roses Cm D That grow down the river all bloody and wild Gm A# When he knocked on my door and entered the room Cm D My trembling subsided in his sure embrace Gm A# He would be my first man and with a careful hand Cm D D7 He wiped off the tears that run down my face Chorus On the second day I brought her a flower She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen I said "Do you know where the wild roses grow so sweet and scarlet and free?" On the second day he came with a single red rose He said "Give me your lust and your sorrow" I nodded my head as I lay on the bed "If I show you the roses, will you follow?" Chorus On the third day he took me to the river He showed me the roses and we kissed And the last thing I heard was a martyr word As he knelt above me with a rock in his fist On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow She lay on the bank going light as a thief (?) And I kissed her goodbye, said all beauty must die And I leant down and planted a rose between her teeth Chorus