D pattern     
Part 1                           Part 2
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INTRO:(with television noises - repeat as necessary)
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VERSE: 
                       G   
    We were watching TV
               Em7
    Watching TV
                       G
    We were watching TV
               Em7
    Watching TV   
 
    Cadd9        Aadd9
    Cadd9        Aadd9
    D pattern
 
                      G
    In Tiananmen Square
                    Em7
    Lost my baby there
                 G    
    My yellow rose
                        Em7
    In her bloodstained clothes
       Cadd9              Aadd9                     
    She was a short order pastry chef
        Cadd9                Aadd9
    In a Dim Sum dive on the Yangtze tideway
    D pattern
    She had shiny hair
    She was the daughter of an engineer
                      G
    Won't you shed a tear
                   Em7
    For my yellow rose
                  G
    My yellow rose
                        Em7
    In her bloodstained clothes
            Cadd9     
    She had perfect breasts
            Aadd9
    She had high hopes
           Cadd9
    She had almond eyes
           Aadd9
    She had yellow thighs
              D pattern
    She was a student of philosophy
                            D pat part1   
    Won't you grieve with me
                      D pat part1 
    For my yellow rose
               D pattern
    Shed a tear
    For her bloodstained clothes
            G
    She had shiny hair
            Em7
    She had perfect breasts
            Cadd9
    She had high hopes
            Aadd7
    She had almond eyes
            G
    She had yellow thighs
Em7                                   D
    She was the daughter of an engineer
                    G
    So get out your pistols
                 Em7
    Get out your stones
                Cadd9
    Get out your knives
                 Aadd9
    Cut them to the bone
                 G              Em7             D
    They are the lackeys of the grocer's machine
 
    They built the dark satanic mills
 
    That manufacture hell on earth
 
    They bought the front row seats on Calvary
 
    They are irrelevant to me
    
    Intro 
    And I grieve for my sister
 
    People of China
    Do not forget do not forget
    The children who died for you
    Long live the Republic
 
    Did we do anything after this
    I've a feeling we did
    
                       G
    We were watching TV
               Em7
    Watching TV
                       G
    We were watching TV
               Em7
    Watching TV
    Cadd9                    
    She wore a white bandanna that said
             Aadd9
    Freedom now
    Cadd9
    She thought the Great Wall of China
               Aadd9
    Would come tumbling down
    D pattern
    She was a student
    Her father was an engineer
                        G
    Won't you shed a tear
                     Em7
    For my yellow rose
                 G
    My yellow rose
                              Em7
    In her bloodstained clothes
    Cadd9                    Aadd9
    Her grandpa fought old Chiang Kai-shek
    Cadd9                  Aadd9
    That no-good low-down dirty rat
    D pattern
    Who used to order his troops
    To fire on the women and children
    Imagine that imagine that
    G                       Em7
    And in the spring of '48
    Cadd9                   Aadd9
    Mao Tse-tung got quite irate
    G                            Em7
    And he kicked that old dictator Chiang
    D pattern
    Out of the state of China
    G                            Em7
    Chiang Kai-shek came down in Formosa
    Cadd9                        Aadd9
    And they armed the island of Quemoy
    G
    And the shells were flying across the China Sea
              Em7                   D pattern  
    And they turned Formosa into a shoe factory
    Called Taiwan
    G                           Em7   
    And she is different from Cro-Magnon man
    G                     Cadd9     
    She's different from Anne Boleyn
    G                         Em7
    She is different from the Rosenbergs
          Aadd9           D
    And from the unknown Jew
    G                         Em7           G        
    She is different from the unknown Nicaraguan
       Cadd9           G     
    Half superstar half victim
       Em7                Aadd9       D
    She's a victor star conceptually new
            G                     Cadd9
    And she is different from the Dodo
       G               Cadd9 
    And from the Kankanbono
           G                   Em7
    She is different from the Aztec
     Aadd9          D
    And from the Cherokee
    G                     Cadd9
    She's everybody's sister
    G                       Cadd9
    She's symbolic of our failure
    G                      Em7
    She's the one in fifty million
         Aadd9             D
    Who can help us to be free
                         G

    Because she died on TV