Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (Alternate Version)




The lyrics came from a poem Axl Rose was working on. He wrote the song about his girlfriend, Erin Everly, the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers. After dating for four years, they got married at a quickie wedding in Las Vegas on April 28, 1990, but just nine months later, the marriage was annulled, with Everly claiming abuse.


Appetite For Destruction was Guns N' Roses' first album, released in July 1987. It took a long time to catch on, and three cracks at a hit single before it did.


Slash broke out the wah-wah pedal for his guitar solo, which landed at #3 on Guitar World's 2015 list of greatest wah solos of all time.




Lyrics


She's got a smile it seems to me

Reminds me of childhood memories

Where everything

Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face

She takes me away to that special place

And if I'd stare too long

I'd probably break down and cry


Oh, oh, oh

Sweet child o' mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet love of mine


She's got eyes of the bluest skies

As if they thought of rain

I hate to look into those eyes

And see an ounce of pain

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place

Where as a child I'd hide

And pray for the thunder

And the rain

To quietly pass me by


Oh, oh, oh

Sweet child o' mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet love of mine


Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet child o' mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet love of mine


Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet child o' mine

Oh yeah yeah

Oh oh sweet love of mine


Where do we go?

Where do we go now?

Where do we go?

Oh, oh

Where do we go?

(Where do we go now?)

Oh where do we go now? (Where do we go?)

Where do we go? (Sweet child)

Oh where do we go now?

Ay ay ay ay (where do we go now, where do we go)

Oh where do we go now?

Where do we go?

Oh, where do we go now?

Oh, where do we go?

Oh where do we go now?

Where do we go?

Oh, where do we go now?

No, no, no, no, no, no

Sweet child

Sweet child of mine



Songwriters: W. Axl Rose Rose / Saul Hudson Hudson / Duff Rose Mckagan / Izzy Stradlin / Steven Adler

Sweet Child O' Mine lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




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