The Rose of Tralee

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Music by Charles William Glover
Lyrics by Edward Mordaunt Spencer

VERSE 1

    G                     C              G 
The pale moon was rising above the green mountain,

    D7        G         Edim7     D 
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea,

D7     G                           C            G 
When I strayed with my love to the pure crystal fountain 

     D7            G     C   G    C  G 
That stands in the beautiful vale of Tralee;

        Em  B7     Em          C7b5        B 
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,

     Em       Am  Em  B7  Em        B7  Em 
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me,

D7                             C        G 
Oh, no! 'twas the truth in her eye ever dawning,

     D7           G    C    G      D7   G  
That made me love Mary, the Rose of  Tralee. 

  
VERSE 2

    G                            C           G 
The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading,

    D7       G           Edim7        D 
And Mary all smiling was list'ning to me,

D7  G                           C             G 
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding,

     D7        G        C   G    C  G 
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee;

       Em  B7     Em          C7b5        B 
Though lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,

     Em       Am  Em  B7  Em        B7  Em 
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me,

D7                             C        G 
Oh, no! 'twas the truth in her eye ever dawning,

     D7           G    C    G      D7   G  
That made me love Mary, the Rose of  Tralee.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B Major B7 C Major C7b5 D Major D7 Edim7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A Minor B Major B7 C Major C7b5 D Major D7 Edim7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Minor B Major B7 C Major C7b5 D Major D7 Edim7 E Minor G Major
Piano A Minor B Major B7 C Major C7b5 D Major D7 Edim7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Minor B Major B7 C Major C7b5 D Major D7 Edim7 E Minor G Major

Sheet Music for The Rose of Tralee

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