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Purple Rain by Prince – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Purple Rain Ukulele Chords - Prince

Purple Rain Ukulele Chords – Prince. This song uses the chords: Asus, F#min, Eadd9, Dsus2. You can change the key for free, as needed.

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Purple Rain Ukulele Chords – Prince

(The original key of this song is Bb)

INTRO:

Asus2              F#min              Eadd9              Dsus2 

VERSE 1:

Asus2I never meant to cause you any F#minsorrow

Eadd9I never meant to cause you any Dsus2pain

Asus2I only wanted to one time to see you F#minlaughing

I Eadd9only wanted to see you

Laughing in the purple Arain

CHORUS 1:

Purple rain purple Dsus2rain

Purple rain  purple Asus2rain

F#minPurple rain purple Erain

I only wanted to see you

Bathing in the purple Arain

VERSE 2:

I never wanted to be your weekend Asus2lover     F#min    

Eadd9I only wanted to be some kind of Dsus2friend

Asus2Baby I could never steal you from aF#minnother

EIt’s such a shame our friendship had to Aend

CHORUS 2:

Purple rain purple Dsus2rain

Purple rain  purple Asus2rain

F#minPurple rain purple Erain

I only wanted to see you

Underneath the purple Arain

VERSE 3:

Honey I know I know

I know times are Asus2changing   F#min    

EIt’s time we all reach out

For something Dsus2new that means you too

VERSE 4:

Asus2You say you want a leader

F#minBut you can’t seem to make up your mind

I think you better Eclose it

And let me guide you to the purple rain A   

CHORUS 3:

Purple rain purple Dsus2rain

Purple rain  purple Asus2rain

If you know what I’m singing about up F#minhere

C’mon, raise your hand

Purple rain purple Erain

I only want to see you

Only want to see you

In the purple rain A  

SOLO:

Asus2              F#min              Eadd9              Dsus2    

x6

OUTRO:

Asus2    Oh oh oh F#minoh

Oh oh oh Eadd9oh

Oh oh oh oh Doh

x2

SOLO:

Asus2              F#min              E          Asus2   

Purple Rain Ukulele Chords - Prince

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“Purple Rain” History:

“Purple Rain” is one of Prince’s most iconic songs, released in 1984 as the title track to his sixth studio album. It’s renowned for its emotional depth, powerful guitar solos, and soul-stirring lyrics. Here’s some key information about the song:

1. **Release and Album**: “Purple Rain” was released as the third single from the album of the same name, which served as the soundtrack to the film “Purple Rain,” in which Prince starred. The song was a massive commercial success, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

2. **Composition and Style**: The song is characterized by its epic length, spanning over 8 minutes in its album version. It features a blend of rock, pop, and gospel influences, with soaring guitar solos and Prince’s impassioned vocals. The lyrics evoke themes of love, longing, and spiritual redemption.

3. **Meaning**: The meaning of “Purple Rain” has been subject to interpretation, with some seeing it as a metaphor for divine intervention or spiritual cleansing, while others interpret it more simply as a love song. Prince himself described it as a song about “hopes, dreams, and aspirations,” with the color purple symbolizing royalty and power.

4. **Impact**: “Purple Rain” is widely regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time and is often cited as Prince’s signature song. Its popularity was further cemented by Prince’s electrifying live performances of the song, including his legendary performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards.

5. **Legacy**: The song’s legacy extends beyond music, with “Purple Rain” becoming a cultural phenomenon. It was featured prominently in the film of the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The song’s title has also been used for various tributes, events, and even a Pantone color inspired by Prince.

Overall, “Purple Rain” remains a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences with its emotional intensity and musical virtuosity.

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