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Bed of Roses

Words and Music by Jon Bon Jovi

D5 C5 B 5 F5
5 fr

13 13 13 13

Intro
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*B F B
Gtr. 1 (dist.)

w/ bar w/ bar w/ bar w/ bar w/ bar


rake rake
1/2 1/2
full
X 12 (12) 10 10 12 12 (12) 10
X 10 13 10 X 13
X

*Chords implied by piano.

F B F B

3
w/ bar w/ bar w/ bar
rake 1/2 rake 1/2
full
10 12 12 (12) 10 10 10 12 12 (12)
(13) (13)10 13 X 13 13 10 X
X X

Verse
Gtr. 1 tacet
F B F

1. Sit ting here wast ed and wound ed at this old pi a no.

3
w/ bar
full
10
13 (13)10 13

B F

Try ing hard to cap ture the mo ment this morn ing I dont know. Cause a

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Am B F Fsus4 F B B sus4 B

bot tle of vod kas still lodged in my head, and some blonde gave me night mares, think that shes still in my bed.
Rhy. Fig. 1
Gtr. 2 (clean)

let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring

1 3 3 4 3
2 2 3 3 2 3 2 3
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
0 1 3 3 3 3 1
1

C F

As I dream a bout mov ies they wont make of me when Im dead. 2. With an

End Rhy. Fig. 1

let ring let ring


1
3 5 1
3 3 5 5 2
3 3 3 5 5 3
1 3 3
1

Verse
Gtr. 2 tacet Gtr. 1: w/ Fill 1, 2nd time
B F

i ron clad fist I wake up and French kiss the morn ing.
so far a way, each step that I takes on my way home.

Gtr. 1

13 15 13 8 10
13 15 13 8 10

Fill 1
Gtr. 1

rake

10 13
X 10 13 10
X 12
10 12 (12) 10 8

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B

While some march ing band keeps its own beat in my head while were
A kings ran som in dimes, Id give each night to see through this

8 10 10 (6)
8 10 10 8 6

Gtr. 1: w/ Fill 2, 2nd time Gtr. 2: w/ Rhy. Fig. 1


F Am

talk ing, a bout all of the things that I


pay phone. Still I run out of time, always

rake
full
full
15 (15) 13 15
X 13 (13) 15
X

Gtr. 1 tacet
B F Fsus4 F B B sus4 B

long to be lieve, a bout love, the truth, what you mean to me. And the truth is,
hard to get through, till the bird on the wire flies me back to you. Ill just close my eyes

Fill 2

Gtr. 1

13 12 10 10 8
13 10 8
10 10 7

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Gtr. 1: w/ Fill 3, 2nd time Gtr. 2 tacet
B 5 C5 F5 N.C.

ba by, youre all that I need.


I want to
and whis per; Ba by, blind love is true.
Gtr. 1

3 5
1 3 3
1 1 3 1 0

Chorus
Gtr. 3: w/ Fill 4, 4th time Gtr. 3 tacet, 4th time
D5 C5 B 5 F5 N.C. D5

lay you down in a bed of ros es. For to night. I

P.M.
1/2 1/2

7 5 3 7 7
5 3 1 3 5 5
1 1 1 3 3 (3) 1

* C/E ** B /F F5 N.C. B F5

sleep on a bed of nails. Oh, I want to be just as close as the

P.M.
let ring let ring
1
3 3 3 3
5 5 3 3 3 3 3
5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
7 7 3 3 1 3 3
1 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 5 1 1
* Bass plays E. ** Bass plays F.

Fill 3 Fill 4
Gtr. 1 Gtr. 3

P.M.

15
3 3 3 3 3 3
1 1 1 1 1 1

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1
To Coda 1
To Coda 2
B F5 N.C.(D) (E) (F)

Ho ly Ghost is, and lay you down on a bed of

let ring let ring


1
3
3 3
3 3 3
1 3 3 5 7 8
1 1

2
N.C.(D) (E) (F)

ros es. 3. Well, Im lay you down on a bed of

P.M.

5 7 8
1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Bridge
B 5 C5 F5

ros es. Well, this ho tel bars hang o ver whis keys gone dry. The bar keep ers wigs crook ed, and shes

3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10
1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8
1 3 1 0 0

N.C. (B 5) C5

giv ing me the eye. Well, I might have said yeah, but I laughed so hard I think I

let ring P.M.

3
3 5
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
1 1 3 5

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Guitar Solo
D5 C5 B 5 F5
Rhy. Fig. 2
Gtr. 1
N.C.

died. Ooh, yeah. 8va


Gtr. 3 (dist.) Gtr. 3 loco

P.H.

Gtr. 1
(Gtr. 1 cont. in slash) 1/2
divisi

3 5 5 5 3 5
5 3 5 3 3 5
1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0

Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 2, 2 times


End Rhy. Fig. 2
D5 C5 B 5 F5

3 3 3 3
full
full full full 1/4
13 (13) 13 10 10
13 (13) 10 13 13 13 13 10 10 13 10
0 12

5
D5 C5 B 5 F5
8va

3
full 1 1/2
full
13 X 15 15 15 (15) 13 15 15 (15) 15 13 15
13 (13) 13 13 13 13 15

Gtr. 1 tacet Gtr. 3 tacet


D5 C5 B 5 F
Gtr. 1

loco 4. Now,as

rake
1/2 1/2

10 12 12 (12) (12)
X
12 14 X

Verse
B F B

you close your eyes, know Ill be think ing a bout you. While my mis tress, she calls me to

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F B

stand in her spot light a gain. To night I wont be a lone, but you know that dont mean Im not

D.S. al Coda 1
F D5 * C/E ** B /F N.C.

lone ly. Ive got noth ing to prove, for its you that Id die to de fend. I want to

5 3
7 5 3
5
1 3 1 0 3 5 3 1
* Bass plays E. ** Bass plays F.

Coda 1
D.S. al Coda 2
N.C.(D) (E) (F)

lay you down. I want to


*
8va
3
Gtr. 3

Gtr. 1
divisi
full full full

13 15 13 15 15 (15) 13 15 15 (15) 13
13 15
12 14
5 7 8
1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0
*Gtr. 3 only

Coda 2
Gtr. 1 tacet
N.C.(D) (E) (F)

lay you down on a bed of ros es.

rit.

rit.

5 7 8

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