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Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue - Where The Wild Roses Grow tab

Chorus:
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     Gm               Cm Gm
They call me the wild ro-se
       Bb             D7
but my name was Elisa Day.
         Gm                  Cm  Gm
Why they call me it I do not kno-ow
                  F   Gm
for my name was Elisa Day.


Verse 1:
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          Gm                     Bb
>From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
        Cm                     D
as she stared in my eyes and smiled.
Gm                          Bb
Her lips were the color of roses
      Cm                        D
that grew down the river, all bloody and wild.

Verse 2:
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     Gm                   Bb
He knocked on my door and entered my room
     Cm                       D
my trembling subsided in his sure embrace.
         Gm                    Bb
He would be my first man, and with a carefull hand
    Cm                      D
he wiped at the tears that ran down my face.
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|chorus|
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Verse 3:
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        Gm                          Bb
On the second day I brought her a flower
              Cm                  D
she was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen.
   Gm                          Bb
I said: Do you know where the wild roses grow
     Cm                    D
so sweet and scarlet and free?

Verse 4:
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        Gm                        Bb
On the second day he came with a single red rose
                Cm                         D
said: Will you give me your loss and your sorrow?
   Gm                  Bb
I nodded my head as I lay on the bed 
       Cm                         D
If I show you the roses will you follow?
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Verse 5:
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         Gm                         Bb
On the third day he took me to the river
     Cm                        D
he showed me the roses and we kissed.
         Gm                        Bb
And the last thing I heared was a muttered word
              Cm                     D
as he stood smiling above me with a rock in his fist.

Verse 6:
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        Gm                            Bb
On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
     Cm                   D
she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
       Gm                              Bb
And I kissed her goodbye, I said: All beauty must die
       Cm                             D
leant down and planted a little rose between her teeth.
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