Wild Irish Rose Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Wild Irish Rose Song Lyrics and Chords by George Jones

 

Wild Irish Rose
Recorded by George Jones
Written by Bobby Braddock
A/A time 
G 
They sent him to Asia to  
C 
fight in a  
G 
war
 
He  
C 
came back home  
G 
crazy and  
D7 
asking what for
 
They  
G 
had him committed oh  
C 
medals and  
G 
all
 
To a  
C 
mental 
 
hos
G 
pital 
 
 
D7 
with rubber  
G 
walls
 
They cut off the funding oh  
C 
they cut off the  
G 
lights
 
He  
C 
hit the street  
G 
running that  
D7 
cold winter night
 
Now the  
G 
streets are the only place  
C 
he can call  
G 
home
 
He  
C 
seems oh so  
G 
lonely but  
D7 
he's never  
G 
alone
 
He lies there  
B7 
holding his  
C 
Wild Irish  
G 
Rose
 
This  
C 
crazy old  
G 
fool in the  
D7 
smelly old clothes
 
He  
G 
could have had  
B7 
something much  
Em 
better God  
C 
knows
 
Than a  
G 
half empty  
Em 
bottle of  
D7 
Wild Irish  
G 
Rose
 
A baby named Scarlet with  
C 
laughing blue  
G 
eyes
 
Spoken:  
C 
Has been in his  
G 
wallet ah  
D7 
way back since '65
 
So  
G 
much was forgotten oh  
C 
so far back in  
G 
time
 
Way  
C 
down in the  
G 
bottom of a  
D7 
river of  
G 
wine
 
Spoken: You know they found him at Clarksville  
C 
West 25th  
G 
 
Spoken:  
C 
They can't even find a  
G 
heartbeat Lord his  
D7 
fingers are so stiff
 
Spoken:  
G 
Just like they're all frozen  
C 
he's holding her  
G 
tight
 
But the  
C 
habit oh it's  
G 
broken this is  
D7 
Roses' last  
G 
night
 
He lies there  
B7 
holding his  
C 
Wild Irish  
G 
Rose
 
But his  
C 
soul's in a  
G 
place where a  
D7 
real hero goes
 
Now  
G 
he's got something  
B7 
better much  
Em 
better God  
C 
knows
 
Than a  
G 
half empty  
Em 
bottle of  
D7 
Wild Irish  
C 
R-os
G 
e

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Wild Irish Rose?
- The song Wild Irish Rose was sang by George Jones.

 

Who is George Jones?
- George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 - April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last two decades of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname "The Possum".Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven, and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded "White Lightning", written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968 he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Years of alcoholism compromised his health and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones". After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became sober for good in 1999. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.
George Jones has been called "The Rolls Royce Of Country Music" and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013.
Johnny Cash once said, "When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, 'You mean besides George Jones?'"

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