Yellow rose of Texas    (video)    (midi)

 

    D - G - D (2x)

 

                      D

1. There's a yellow rose in Texas I'm going home to see,

                 A

    though other men have held her, her heart belongs to me.

                 D

    You've traveled down some dusty roads, you've slept out in the rain,

                  G                    D                            D              A         D

    but this yellow rose is always here when you come home again.

 

           D

She knows I've done some hard time, you stumbled, then you fell,

           A

I just kept your pride from dying, you saved my soul from hell.

                  D

She's the diamond of the desert, she's the golden flower of spring,

                 G                    D                        D          A        D

she's the yellow rose of Texas, she can make a man a king.

 

+  instrumental = CHORUS

 

                    D

2. There's a yellow rose in Texas, she knows the dues I've paid,

                   A

    and I'm going home to tell her I wish I'd never strayed.

              D

    You couldn't see beyond yourself, your pain and wounded pride,

            G                           D                   D           A       D

    but now you know the truth is in the way you feel inside.

 

+  CHORUS

 

                    G                     D               D           A       D

+  Yes, the yellow rose of Texas can make a man a king.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd; midi = capo 5th)    (Lane Brody & Johnny Lee)