I never promised you a Rose Garden (Listen to me)

 

    C - F - C - F - C - F - C

 

 - - - - - - -  Dm      - G                                        C

I beg your pardon       I never promised you a rose garden,

                        Dm          - G                                     C

along with the sunshine,      there's gotta be a little rain some time.

                  F                                  Dm                               F - Dm

When you take you gotta give, so live and let live and let go......h,

                   G       - G7                                       C

I beg your pardon,       I never promised you a rose garden.

 

                  C                     

1. I could promise you things like big diamond rings,

                                                                          Dm

    but you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover,

                                        G

    so you better think it  over.

            C

    If sweet talking you could make it come true,

                                                                        Dm

    I'd give you the world right now on a silver platter,

                                   G

    but what would it matter.

           Dm                          G                            

   So smile for a while and let's be jolly,

    Em                              A

    love shouldn't be so melancholy,

   Dm                                                                       Fm-G

    come along and share the good times while we c...an.  + CHORUS

 

                 C

2. I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon

                                                                                       Dm

    but if that's what it takes to hold you, I'd just as soon let you go,

                                          G

    but there's one thing I want you to know.

 

                       C                

    You better look before you leap, still waters run deep

                                                                           Dm

    and there won't always be someone there to pull you out.

                                          G

    and you know what I'm talking about.

 

 

           Dm                          G                           

   So smile for a while and let's be jolly,

    Em                              A

    love shouldn't be so melancholy,

    Dm                                                                     Fm-G

    come along and share the good times while we c...an.

 

+ CHORUS    + CHORUS ...

 

    (Lynn Anderson)