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Intro: Eb Ebmaj7 Cm Fm Bb Bb7

Eb                         Ebmaj7
Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spells you cast
                  Fm  Bb
This is La Vie en ros-e

When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
                Bbsus4 Bb7
I see La Vie en ros-e

Eb                         Ebmaj7
When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
a world where roses bloom

Fm                        Eb
And when you speak angels sing from above
Fm                     Bb
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs

Eb                           Ebmaj7
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
   Fm  Bb       Eb
La Vie en rose
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  1. just use any strumming pattern bc its a slow song

  2. Mayaking

    On turn into love song instead of D just bar the whole 2nd fret and strum down once really slow it has a really nice sound

  3. Panic!Of2018

    If you are looking for the Edith Piaf key, go -6 for it. It is a difficult way to play, but the key is accurate to the original.

  4. lalizzziela

    such a beautiful song, thanks for this!

  5. I play a C7 instead of a Dsus4

  6. Okay so instead of gmaj7 i barre the second fret, instead of am at the word everyday i use a7, and instead of em I use g6

  7. Does anyone know what key this is in I’m trying to play it on the cello to play with this. If you know please help.

  8. I find wing strum works really well with this melody :D ddu ddu

  9. On the word “turn” it sounds much better to us D6 instead of D

  10. Strumming pattern?

  11. i transpose it to +5 and put my capo on the fifth fret for a soft and easier version.

  12. this is so beautiful i can’t

  13. Possibly Frank Iero's Doppelganger

    I love this song so much asdfghjkl

  14. Someone_who_likes_music

    strumming pattern?

  15. also a great strum pattern for this song is d d u u d for each chord

  16. maleman159


    Make sure you transpose off and back into 0 to get the easier, more pleasant chords.

    Someone mentioned it above ^ .

  17. linderbug

    if you hit +5 on the transpose bar, it gets it to the HIMYM key – which incidentally is the easiest key to play this in. C Cmaj7 Am Dm G G7 progression and so on…

  18. So I have found what I feel is a much easier way to play especially for beginners that goes G, Gmaj7, Em, C6 (no strings), D, D7. You can look it up on YouTube as “How I Met Your Mother La Vie En Rose.” I’m sure these chords are great but if you’re a newbie like me these are by far the easiest way to do it & it sounds great.

  19. Grell Sutcliff

    This sounds really nice with a capo on the first fret (if you’re a soprano ;).

  20. All due respect it’s a lovely version, but not in the same key played in the episode of HIMYM. So no, it is not the HIMYM version. Still lovely though! I shall press on!

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