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(@lunarist)
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Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone had any tips on playing Every Rose by Poison? I know it's Cadd9 and Gadd5 but just wondering what strum patterns people are using. I know that there is a D chord in there but I have trouble fitting it in.

Thanks,

Lunarist


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(@tabmow)
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Hi lunarist,
I'm a beginner myself, but i learned this song last month and i meant to post it here but never got around to it.  You kicked me into gear ;-)  I've written out what I play below.  To give you an idea of the strumming patterns (there are 2 used in the song), i recorded myself doing the first verse only (pattern #2 for lines 3 & 4, pattern#1 for the other 3 lines).  The strumming is really easy.  
Take a listen here if it helps:
http://www.wombat.ca/guitar/poison/every_rose.mp3

It's a good cheezy late 80's song that many recognize :)
And the song itself so Mark can include it in the database (i hope it makes sense):

Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Poison

Chords:
G       320033
Cadd9   x32033
D       xx0232
Em      022000
C       x32010

Strumming pattern #1 (verses & chorus):
DD/DUDU/UD

Strumming pattern #2 (part of verse):
D/DUDU

I use strumming pattern#2 on the lines I marked with "*" below.
Everywhere else, use pattern#1.

Intro:
G Cadd9

[G]We both lie silently still in the [Cadd9]dead of the night. Although we
[G]both lie close together we feel [Cadd9]miles apart inside. Was it
*[G]something I said or [Cadd9]something I did? Did my
*[G]words not come out [Cadd9]right? Though I
[D]tried not to hurt you, though I [C]tried. But I guess that's why they say

Chorus:
[G]every rose has its [Cadd9]thorn, just like
[G]every night has its [Cadd9]dawn. Just like
*[G]every [D]cowboy sings his [C]sad, sad [G]song
every rose has its [C]thorn

G Cadd9 G Cadd9

[G]Listen to our favourite song playing on the [Cadd9]radio hear the
[G]D.J. say love's a game of easy [Cadd9]come and easy go. But I
*[G]wonder does he [Cadd9]know, has he [G]ever felt like [Cadd9]this? And I
[D]know that you'd be right now if I [C]could've let you know somehow. I guess

chorus (x1)

*Though it's been a [D]while now I can [C]still feel so much [G]pain.
*Like the knife thats [D]cuts you, the wound heals, [C]but the scar,
that scar re[G]mains  Cadd9 G Cadd9

[G]I know I could have saved our love that night if I'd [Cadd9]known what to say
[G]Instead of making love we both [Cadd9]made our separate ways. Now I
*[G]hear you've found some[Cadd9]body new and
*[G]that I never meant that [Cadd9]much to you. To
[D]hear that tears me up inside and to [C]see you cuts me like a knife. I guess

chorus (x1)


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 NPR
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Thanks for posting that song man!  The mp3 isn't working for me though.  It will play but I am getting no audio.


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(@tabmow)
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Thanks for posting that song man!  The mp3 isn't working for me though.  It will play but I am getting no audio.

Hmmmm.... is anyone else having problems?  I just tried the link here at work on my linux box and it seems to work just fine.  Worked okay on WinXP last night from home as well.  
I just used CoolEdit and saved the file as an mp3.
I can try again tonight if necessary - i'd like to know if it's a problem with the file itself first, or if there's an issue with your system first.


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(@bob1991)
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The MP3 worked fine for me........Good Job

Bob

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 NPR
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Maybe it is just my computer at work then.  I will have to give it a try when I get home.

Thanks for posting the song though.  When I get home tonight I am gonna get this one down.


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(@tabmow)
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Just glad to help out in any small way i can.
Hopefully it'll work for you at home NPR.   If not, let me know and we'll fix it.


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(@lunarist)
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Thanks a lot tabmow for posting this song. It actually sounds like it when I play it :)

Thanks again,

Lunarist


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(@matteo)
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just a question

when you suggest the pattern do you play it once for every chord? Secondarily how would it be explained in term of beats?

something like

1: DD
2: dudu
3: U
4: D

or something else?

Thanks in advance

Matteo


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(@jonnyt)
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As I mentioned in another thread about this very song...

Try tuning your guitar down a half a step and it will sound more like it.

Here's the complete bridge with second solo chord progression, plus the third verse that has some different strumming...


BRIDGE:

Em D C G
THOUGH IT'S BEEN A WHILE NOW, I CAN STILL FEEL SO MUCH PAIN
Em D C
LIKE A KNIFE THAT CUTS YOU THE WOUND HEALS
G > solo begins here
BUT THE SCAR, THAT SCAR RE-MAINS

SOLO 2: | G | C+9 | G | C+9 | Em D | C G | Em D | C G | rest |

| C+9''' | G''' | C+9''' |

VERSE 3:

G''' C+9'''
I KNOW I COULD HAVE SAVED A LOVE THAT NIGHT IF I'D,
G'''
KNOWN WHAT TO SAY
C+9'''
INSTEAD OF MAKING LOVE, WE BOTH, MADE OUR SEPARATE WAYS
G C+9
AND NOW I, HEAR YOU FOUND SOME-BODY NEW,
G C+9
AND THAT I NEVER MEANT THAT MUCH TO YOU
D C
TO HEAR THAT TEARS ME UP INSIDE AND TO SEE YOU CUTS ME, LIFE A KNIFE

CHORUS: (* = single strum) “I GUESS…”

G C+9 G C+9
EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN. JUST LIKE EVERY NIGHT, HAS ITS DAWN.
G D C G
JUST LIKE EVERY COWBOY, SINGS A SAD, SAD SONG
C+9*
EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN

C+9* > slow high to low arpeggio

G* > low to high arpeggio

If you want the whole thing e-mailed to ya as a Microsoft WORD document, just let me know.

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

Music "Theory"? "It's not just a theory, it's the way it is!"

Jonny T.


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(@drink2much)
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[Hmmmm.... is anyone else having problems?  I just tried the link here at work on my linux box and it seems to work just fine.  Worked okay on WinXP last night from home as well.  
I just used CoolEdit and saved the file as an mp3.
I can try again tonight if necessary - i'd like to know if it's a problem with the file itself first, or if there's an issue with your system first.

I just tried it and it said the link was not on this server, sorry thanks for the post though good job

There are about five things to write songs about: I'm leaving you. You're leaving me. I want you. You don't want me. I believe in something. Five subjects, and twelve notes. For all that, we musicians do pretty well.
Elvis Costello- Esquire, NOV 03


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(@matteo)
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Hi just a quick note

an excellent pattern for this song is the following one

dd/ddu/uu/dudu

maybe there a few extra-strums but it is easier to count

In any case it could also be played with patterns like

dd/ddu/dd/ddu

or

dd/ddu/dud/ddu

Matteo


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(@djanvk)
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Any help here I cannot get the initial posting of the song with the HTML working. There is another posting of part of it where the HTML is working but the first one is kind of hard to read.


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(@matteo)
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hi mate

that's how I play it with my band (note that each slash signal the end of a measure)

intro: G/C/G/C

verse: G/C/G/C/G-C/G-C/D/C

rit: G/C/G/C/G-D/C-G/G/C

bridge: Em-D/C-G-F#/Em-D/C

solo: G/C/G/C/Em-D/C-G-F#/Em-D/C

repeat intro, verse and chours

the C-G-F# measure means to play 2 beats of C, 1 of G and one of F# (better i guess it's a G with F# as bass note, the fingering it's like this: 2XXX33)

NB: on the orihginal recording Poison lowered the guitars of an half-tone so with regular tunig you cannot play along the cd


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