San Antonio Rose

Words & Music by Bob Wills
sung by John Denver
from Spirit (1976)

 A                           D   Bm
Deep within my heart lies a melody
   E                 A
A song of old San Antone
                               D   Bm
Where in dreams I live with a memory
   E                    A
Beneath the stars all alone

                                D   Bm
It was there I found beside the Alamo
    E                        A
Enchantment strange as the blue up above
                    D                Bm
A moonlit pass that only she would know
       E                       A
Still hears my broken song of love

 E                             B
Moon in all your splendor hear only my heart
Call back my Rose, Rose of San Antone
Lips so sweet and tender like petals falling apart
                        E       E7
Speak once again of my love, my own

  A                 D        Bm
Broken song, empty words I know
       E                     A
Still live in my heart all alone
                            D   Bm
For the moonlit pass by the Alamo
     E                      A
And Rose, my Rose of San Antone

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