Rose Garden    (video)    (intro)    (midi)

 

 - - - - - - -  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 sometimes.

 

                      F                                                                     Dm

    When you take you got to give so l live and let live or let go,

        F             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 growing on stalks of clover,

                                      G       - G7

    so you better think it over.

 

                         C

2. When it's sweet talking you could make it come true,

                                                                                Dm

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

                                   G        - G7

    but what would it matter.

 

            Dm                          G                  Em                             A7

    So smile for a while and let's be jolly, love shouldn't be so melancholy,

    Dm                                                                         F - G

    come along and share the good times while we ca......n.

 

 - - - - - - -  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 sometimes.

 

+  F - A7 - Dm - F

 

                       G         - G7                                       C

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 C

3. 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                           - G7

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

 

                       C

4. You better look before you leap, still waters run deep,

                                                                            Dm

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

                                          G                    - G7

    and you know what I'm talking about.

 

            Dm                          G                  Em                             A7

    So smile for a while and let's be jolly, love shouldn't be so melancholy,

    Dm                                                                         F - G

    come along and share the good times while we ca......n.

 

  - - - - - -   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 sometimes.

 

+  repeat CHORUS .....

 

    (Lynn Anderson)