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Poisoned Rose  Elvis Costello

The Poisoned Rose
(N.C.) Eb Ab
The poisoned rose
That you gave to [Eb]me[Ab]
It left me [Eb]half a[C]live
And [F]half in ecsta[Bb]sy[B9] [Bb] [Eb]
But if half of your love[Eb7]
[Ab7]Is all I can [Adim7]win
[Eb]Give me just a [C7]fraction
But [F7]no more [Bb]medicine[Eb] [Ab7] [Eb]
The [Bb]poi[Bb+]soned [Eb]rose[Ab]
On a Valentine [Eb]card[Ab]
That you take [Eb]straight to the [C]heart
That [F]you call my junk[Bb]yard[B9] [Bb] [Eb]
But if all I can do[Eb7]
[Ab7]is save pieces of [F7]you
The piece of your [Eb]mind
The piece of your [Eb7]heart[Ab7]
Didn't tear me a[Adim7]part
Like the poisoned rose[F7]
I received [Gm7] from you[Bb7] [Ab]
I don't know[Db9+11]
How we came to grow[Eb]
Into this [Bb]very sad [Eb]affair[F7]
Everytime we do the decent thing
Somebody [B9] spikes the drink[Bb9]
And a single becomes a pair
(N.C.) Eb Bb7
The poisoned rose
That you wear at your [Eb7]best[Ab7]
That I keep [Eb]pressed between the [C7]white sheets
Where [F7]you lie half un[Bb]dressed[B9] [Bb] [Eb]
I threw away my shirt and shoes
You [Eb7]looked and I dived in[Ab7]
It's just you and me now[F7]
'Cause I threw away the gin[Eb]
I threw away your alibis
And [Eb7]all your worn-out clothes[Ab7]
I threw myself upon the floor
But [Adim7] I couldn't throw away
This poisoned [Eb]rose[Ab]
This poisoned [Eb]rose[Ab]
(N.C.) Eb
This poisoned rose

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Ab Ab7 Adim7 B9 Bb Bb+ Bb7 Bb9 C C7 Eb Eb7 F F7 Gm7
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