Red Rosey Bush

Trad.
Recorded on the Minnesota Party Tape (Sept. 1960)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


Capo 1st fret (sounding key Bb major)

The chords vary slightly from verse to verse, but the below is the main pattern.

Chords:

Bm7    x24232
C#m7   x46454

A . Bm7 . C#m7 . Bm7 .

  A         Bm7   C#m7  Bm7      A  Bm7  C#m7  Bm7
I wish I was    a red   rosey bush
D      E7           A    Bm7  C#m7 Bm7
By the banks of the sea
	 D     E7      A         Bm7
 And every time my true love passed
	  C#m7   Bm7       A   Bm7  C#m7  Bm7
She'd take a rose from me
I wish I had a little white box *)
I put her in
and I'd take her out, and kiss her, then
I'd put her back again
I wish I was in some dark hollow
Where the sun don't ever shine
for If my true love belongs to another
I know she'd never be mine.
I wish I was a red rosey bush
By the banks of the sea
And every time my true love passed
She'd pick a rose from me

*) At least that's what I hear. Another version of the text has:

I wish I had a golden box
To keep my true love in
I'd take her out, and I'd kiss her twice
Then I'd put her back again