Purple Rain | Prince


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This is a great song from Prince. We play this song in the key of “A”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Capo 1st fret:


Intro: A  A/F# E D Dsus4 D

A                                A/F#
   I never meant 2 cause you any sorrow
E                                D     Dsus4   D
   I never meant 2 cause you any pain
A                                 A/F#
   I only wanted 2 one time see U laughing
E                                                 A    N.C.
   I only wanted 2 see you laughing in the Purple Rain
                        D    Dsus4  D
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        A    A/F#
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        E
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                                               A    N.C.
   I only wanted 2 see U bathing in the Purple Rain
                                      A    A/F#
   I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
E                                     D   Dsus4   D
   I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
A                                     A/F#
   Baby I could never steal U from another
E                                         D   N.C.
   It's such a shame our friendship had 2 end
                        D    Dsus4  D 
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        A    A/F#
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        E
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                                             A    N.C. 
   I only want 2 see u underneath the Purple Rain
                                      A    A/F# 
   Honey I know I know I know times R changin'
E                                         D
   It's time we all reach out 4 somethin' new
               Dsus4   D
   That's mean U 2
A
   U say U want a leader
A/F#
   But U can't seem 2 make up your mind
                    E
   I think U better close it
                                         A  N.C.
   And let me guide U 2 the Purple Rain
                       D   Dsus4   D
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                       A
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                                                              A/F#
   Whew  if U know what I'm singin' about help me and come on raise your hand
                      E
   Purple Rain Purple Rain

   I only want 2 see U, only want 2 see U
                     A  N.C.
   In the Purple Rain

   Solo : same chords (invit a friend for the solo)


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