My Wild Irish Rose

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Music and Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott

VERSE 1

       C           E+         F            C 
If you listen I'll sing you a sweet little song,

                       D7          G7 
Of a flower that's now drooped and dead.

    C         E+            F          C 
Yet dearer to me, yes, than all of its mates,

                   Fm      G7        C 
Though each holds aloft its___ proud head.

      G7               C  
'Twas given to me by a girl that I know,

E7          Am              D7         G7 
Since we've met, faith I've known no repose,

       C         E+           F                 C 
She is dearer by far than the world's brightest star,

                  Fm    G7   C 
And I call her my wild Irish Rose.

        Fm    C 
My wild Irish Rose,

    F                    C 
The sweetest flow'r that grows.

Gdim7   G7          C      Gdim7 G7          C 
You may search everywhere, but   none can compare,

        D7         G7 
With my wild Irish Rose.

   C    Fm    C 
My wild Irish Rose,

    F                   C 
The dearest flow'r that grows,

Gdim7    G7         C     Gdim7 G7         C 
And some day for my sake, she   may let me take,

    F          C  D7   G7    C 
The bloom from my wild Irish Rose.  

  
VERSE 2

         C             E+           F        C 
They may sing of their roses, which by other names,

                    D7            G7 
Would smell just as sweetly, they say.

      C            E+          F        C 
But I know that my Rose, would never consent,

                        Fm    G7  C 
To have that sweet name taken___ away.

    G7                   C 
Her glances are shy when e'er I pass by,

E7  Am           D7           G7 
The bower, where my true love grows,

       C            E+             F         C 
And my one wish has been that some day I may win 

                Fm    G7   C 
The heart of my wild Irish Rose.

        Fm    C 
My wild Irish Rose,

    F                    C 
The sweetest flow'r that grows.

Gdim7   G7          C      Gdim7 G7          C 
You may search everywhere, but   none can compare,

        D7         G7 
With my wild Irish Rose.

   C    Fm    C 
My wild Irish Rose,

    F                   C 
The dearest flow'r that grows,

Gdim7    G7         C     Gdim7 G7         C 
And some day for my sake, she   may let me take,

    F          C  D7   G7    C 
The bloom from my wild Irish Rose.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor C Major D7 E Augmented E7 F Major F Minor G7 Gdim7
Guitar A Minor C Major D7 E Augmented E7 F Major F Minor G7 Gdim7
Mandolin A Minor C Major D7 E Augmented E7 F Major F Minor G7 Gdim7
Piano A Minor C Major D7 E Augmented E7 F Major F Minor G7 Gdim7
Ukulele A Minor C Major D7 E Augmented E7 F Major F Minor G7 Gdim7

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