Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Gm Cm Gm R: They call me The Wild Rose B D But my name was Elisa Day Gm Cm Gm Why they call me it I do not know F Gm For my name was Elisa Day Gm B 1. From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one Cm D As she stared in my eyes and smiled Gm B For her lips were the color of the roses Cm D They grew down the river, all bloody and wild 2. When he knocked on my door and entered the room My trembling subsided in his sure embrace He would be my first man, and with a careful hand He wiped the tears that ran down my face 3. On the second day I brought her a flower She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen I said, "Do you know where the wild roses grow So sweet and scarlet and free?" 4. On the second day he came with a single rose Said: "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow?" I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed He said, "If I show you the roses will you follow?" 5. On the third day he took me to the river He showed me the roses and we kissed And the last thing I heard was a muttered word As he stood smiling above me with a rock in his fist 6. On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief As I kissed her goodbye, I said, "All beauty must die" And I lent down and planted a rose between her teeth R: They call me The Wild Rose... Gm F Gm For my name was Elisa Day Gm F Gm For my name was Elisa Day