Where The Wild Roses Grow chords

Nick Cave (and the Bad Seeds)


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   Gm                 C5 Gm 
He called me the wild ro-ose 
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But my name was Elisa Day 
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Why he called me that I do not kno-ow 
       Gm       F5    Gm 
For my name was Elisa Day 
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>From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one 
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She stared in my eyes and smiled 
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Her lips were the colour of the roses 
     Cm                      D 
That grow down the river all bloody and wild 
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When he knocked on my door and entered the room 
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My trembling subsided in his sure embrace 
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He would be my first man and with a careful hand 
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He wiped off the tears that run down my face 
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?" 
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