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My Wild Irish Rose
Words and Music by Chauncey Olcott - 1899
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C C+ F C
- D7 G7 -
C C+ F C
- Fm           G7 C -
G7 - C -            E7
Am D7 G7 -
C C+ F C
- Fm            G7 C G7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C E7 Am C7
F - C -           C#dim
G7 C            C#dim G7 -
D7 -              Cdim G7 -
C E7 Am C7
F - C -           C#dim
G7 C            C#dim G7 C
F D7          G7 C -  (G7 to chorus)
12-beat intro. with 2 lead-in notes ("If you").  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note:  This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
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Verse:
If you lis - ten I'll sing you a sweet lit - tle song,
Of a flow - er that's now droped and dead.
Yet dear - er to me, yes, than all of its mates,
Tho each holds a - loft its proud head.
'Twas giv - en to me by a girl that I know,
Since we've met, faith I've known no re - pose.
She is dear - er by far than the world's bright - est star,
And I call her my wild I - rish Rose.
 
Chorus:
My wild I - rish Rose,
The sweet - est flow'r that grows.
You may search ev - 'ry where, but none can com - pare,
With my wild I - rish Rose.
My wild I - rish Rose,
The dear - est flow'r that grows,
And some day for my sake, she may let me take,
The bloom from my wild I - rish Rose.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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