Purple Rain (Live) Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

E chord Dsus2 chord Asus2 chord
F Sharp minor 7 chord
Absus2 chord
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How To Play

Capo: 1st fret

INTRO
|Asus2, F#m7, E, Dsus2| x16 (Lead Riff over through #11 and #12)
 
 
[Shortened version commences]
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Live version (cont.)
 
 
VERSE 1
Asus2                          F#m7
I never meant to cause you any sorrow,
  E                            Dsus2
I never meant to cause you any pain.
Asus2                             F#m7
I only wanted one time to see you laughing,
  E                    Dsus2                  Asus2
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.
 
 
CHORUS 1
N/C                 Dsus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
                    Asus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                E
Purple rain, Purple rain.
                       Dsus2                 Asus2
I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain.
 
 
[INSTRUMENTAL 1] (Lead lick over)
|N/C     Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
 
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
 
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7| (1,2.3…)
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
 
 
[End of Shortened version]
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Live version (cont.)
 
 
VERSE 2
Asus2                             F#m7
I never wanted to be your weekend lover,
  E                              Dsus2
I only wanted to be some kind of friend.
Asus2                             F#m7
Baby I could never steal you from another,
     E                Dsus2             Asus2
It's such a shame our friendship had to end.
 
 
CHORUS 2
N/C                 Dsus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
                    Asus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                E
Purple rain, Purple rain.
                       Dsus2                 Asus2
I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain.
 
 
VERSE 3
Asus2                                  F#m7
Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing,
     E                                   Dsus2
It's time we all reach out for something new.
Asus2                                   F#m7
That means you too.  You say you want a leader,
    E                 Dsus2        Asus2
But you can't seem to make up your mind.
 
 
[PRE-CHORUS]
N/C                      Asus2
I think you better close it,
F#m7       E         Dsus2         Asus2
And let me guide you to the purple rain.
 
 
CHORUS 3
N/C                 Dsus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
                    Asus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                  E
If you know, what I'm singing about up here,
Dsus2            Asus2
C'mon raise your hand.
 
 
CHORUS 4
N/C                 Dsus2
Purple rain, Purple rain.
Asus2          F#m7
I only want to see you, 
     E
Only want to see you,
Dsus2         Asus2
In the purple rain.
 
 
[INSTRUMENTAL 2 & CODA]
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2   Dsus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|
|E           E|Dsus2    Asus2|
 
 
[End of Live Version]

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