5 pages | PDF | 1.2 MBMisty Roses by Tim Hardin is a melancholy ballad with a simple yet beautiful composition. It is written in E major and C♯ minor, and is comprised of 49 measures. The song starts with a gentle piano intro, with a somber lead guitar following soon afterwards. The lyrics tell a story of heartache and despair, as the singer bids farewell to his beloved. Throughout the song, a sense of longing and sadness permeates, with the instrumental arrangement complementing the melancholic atmosphere. The track builds to a gentle conclusion, leaving the listener with a bittersweet feeling.