Cactus In A Coffee Can chords with lyrics by Reba Mcentire - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Reba Mcentire – Cactus In A Coffee Can chords

G  Em7  Cadd9  D

[Verse 1]
GShe had the window and I had the aisle
Em7 Cadd9She looked 25, but she was shaking like a child when we took off
GI looked over and clutched in her hand
Em7There was a cactus in a coffee can
Cadd9She was holding that thing like it was all she had
D G Em7 Cadd9 DShe smiled at me, but I could tell she was sad
[Verse 2]
GSomewhere over Denver, I asked her her name
Em7 Cadd9She said "Elena," and told me she came from Santa Fe
GShe ordered a drink and a wall came down
Em7She started talking and pain poured out
Cadd9She told me a story I'll never forget
DShe had me in tears when she looked at me and said
Cadd9 G "My mama's first love was crack
Cadd9 GShe made her living lying on her back
Cadd9 G Bm Cadd9 And she gave me away on the day that I was born"
[Verse 3]
GShe said, "The last ten years I spent tracking her down
Em7 Cadd9It don't seem fair that when I finally found her she was almost gone
GWe had two weeks together to laugh and to cry
EmTwo weeks to say hello and goodbye
Cadd9She gave me this cactus, said, "It's kinda like me
D G Em7 Cadd9 DIt'll hurt you to hold it, but it blooms every spring"
[Verse 4]
GShe said, "I'm on my way back to New Mexico
Em7Was gonna scatter these ashes where the desert winds blow
Cadd9 But I came up with a better plan
DI'm gonna keep 'em in the bottom of this coffee can"
Cadd9 G "My mama was a tortured soul
Cadd9 GI still love her even though
Cadd9 G Bm Cadd9 Oh, she gave me away on the day I was born"
[Verse 5]
GThe plane touched down and we both got off
Em7I took her hand and said, "I'm sorry for your loss"
Cadd9She said, "Thanks for listening, and for being here
DI've been wantin' to talk about for so many years"
GNow I'll probably never see Elena again
Em7We met as strangers and parted as friends
Cadd9As we waved goodbye, I was sure of one thing
D D7There'll be a flower on that cactus come next spring
[Outro] G Em7 Cadd9 D G
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