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I Overlooked An Orchid

	  This great honky tonk tune, teaches a lesson of life as most country songs do. It was recorded by Mickey Gilley in the key of G. I play bass guitar, so I put in the places for the bass walk-ups to the next chord. In Nashville numbering the chords are 1=G, 4=C, 5=D. 
    G           G           C               G (walk to 1) 
The orchid is a flower that blooms so tenderly. 
G                      G           D7    D (walkup 5 to 1) 
It thrills the fairest lady of the land.  
   G               G        G (walk 1-4) 
If placed beside a blushing rose,  
    C                 G 
The rose could not compare. 
    G               D7        G     G (walk to 1) 
But how was such as I, to understand. 
  G             G (walk 1-4)  C              G 
I overlooked an orchid while searching for a rose. 
    G             G              D7    D (walk 5 to 1) 
The orchid that I overlooked was you. 
    G               G (walk 1-4)      C              G 
The rose that I was searching for has proved to be untrue.  
    G             D7               G     (walk to 1)        
The orchid that I find my dear was you. 
Instrumental    G D G G (walk to 1) 
    G                 G (walk 1-4)   C                G 
The rose has lost its color, but the orchid stays the same. 
    G            G                 D7     D(walk 5-1) 
And I?m alone to face these lonely years. 
  G              G (walk 1-4)  C             G 
I didn?t see the orchid, I was looking for a rose.  
    G             D7                G    G (walk to 1) 
And now I pay the price with bitter tears. 
So get the CD and start playing along. New bass players, I play the  
walkups this way. Walk 1-4 1,2,3,4, so in G its G,A,B,C.  
Walk 5-1  5,4,3,2, so D,C,B,A. Walk to 1, on the D string, D,E,F# and  
G on 4th string, 5,6,7,8 or 1.  

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