On this page I'd like to explain to you how to play Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Check out my acoustic demo clip and grab some free tabs in the top left hand menu.
This monster hit came from the result of a phone call. Bret Michaels was at a laundromat and called his girlfriend
from a payphone. He heard a males voice in the background and knew the jig was up with girlfriend Tracy Lewis. So
he went back inside and while waiting, wrote "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".
This song became the only #1 hit for Poison in the US in late 1988, early 1989. It peaked at #3 in the UK and became a huge song internationally.
Every Rose has two lead guitar breaks. For the acoustic, I play the first one mainly down on the first few frets The second break starts in the same location but them moves up as high a the 12th and 15th frets. Both of these lead breaks are fully explained in the full instructional tutorial.
Surprisingly there are only 4 chords in this song. You'll need a G, C, D and an Em. Im playing G with both the botton e and b strings on the 3rd fret. And the C chord is played by dropping the index and middle fingers from the G chord each down a string.
You can go with dn-dn-up-dn-up-dn-dn, change chord and repeat. That's one way to get started. After you play it
a few times with this pattern, you'll start to feel the song and can play just about any combo of up and dn
Before you lead in the chorus you can even use a dn-up-dn-up-up-dn on the last half of the last line.
Check out the classic video in the right hand menu and grab the free lyrics and tab as well.
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