Cactus and a Rose
performed by Gary Stewart
Word and Music by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons
[G] Sitting up here in this [D] New York townhouse [Em] decorated in [G7]
blues and [C] everybody knows love won't [C] for a [D] cactus and a [G] rose.
When that [G] old wild streak be[D]neath my skin [Em] sets my craziness [G7]
again they'll [C] all say I told you [G] so. Love won't [C] grow for a [D]
cactus and a
[G] rose. C G
Cause I [G] still like to drink my [Em] beer and I [C] still love honky [G]
Where the [Em] good ole girls will always dance with you when the [C] high
women [D7] won't. And I'm [G] locked into a [Bm] way of life I can't [C]
give it up i
[G7] know it makes me [C] sad love [G] can't be had for a [D7] cactus and a
[G] rose. G Em C G Em C D7 G
[G] Sometimes falling [D] makes more sense than [Em] sitting in the middle of
[G] same old [G7] fence your gonna [C] loose either way [G] goes love won't
grow for a [D] cactus and a [G] rose. So I'm [G] sitting up here in this [D]
townhouse [Em] decorated in greys and [G7] blues and [C] everybody [G] knows
love won't [C] grow for a [D] cactus and a [G] rose.
transcribed by Phillip Taylor.