Love Is A Rose

"Love Is a Rose" is a song written and composed by Canadian singer-songwriter, Neil Young. It first became popular in 1975 when Linda Ronstadt had a country hit with her version.


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Love Is A Rose (WORD)(Chris H.)
Love Is A Rose (PDF)(Chris H.)

You can play along in the same key as the video! Thanks to Chris Hill for bringing this song to BUG! On BUG Jam night, we'll be playing from the version marked Chris H.)

"Love Is a Rose" has also been covered by other artists over the years. Neil Young first recorded "Love Is a Rose" in 1974 for the unreleased album Homegrown. It was later released by Young in 1977 on the compilation Decade. Homegrown finally saw release in 2020, rendering Young's recording of the song no longer unique to Decade.

The melody for "Love Is a Rose" was taken from another as-yet unreleased song "Dance, Dance, Dance," which finally saw release on Live at Massey Hall 1971 in 2007. Young's longtime backing band Crazy Horse recorded the song, with the title "Dance, Dance, Dance", in 1971 on their album Crazy Horse and The New Seekers released it as a single in 1972.

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