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Judy Collins - Cactus Tree


CAPO: 5th Fret



[Intro]
C  G  C

[Verse 1]
                                          F
There's a man who's been out sailing in a decade full of dreams
         C                            F
And he takes her to a schooner and he treats her like a queen
         C             F                 C                F
Bearing beads from California with their amber stones and green
                           C               F                   C
He has called her from the harbour, he has kissed her with his freedom
       F                C                 F                G
He has heard her off to starboard, in the breaking and the breathing
       C        F                          C
Of the water weeds, and she was busy being free


[Verse 2]
                                                F
There's a man who's climbed a mountain and he's calling out her name
       C                                       F
And he hopes her heart can hear three thousand miles, he calls again
       C                 F                C                 F
He can think her there beside him, he can miss her just the same
                         C               F                  C
He has missed her in the forest while he showed her all the flowers
        F                 C            F                 G
And the branches sang the chorus as he climbed the scaly towers
     C         F                                C
Of a forest tree, while she was somewhere being free


[Verse 3]
                                           F
There's a man who's sent a letter and he's waiting for reply
       C                                   F
He has asked her of her travels, since the day they said goodbye
            C               F               C             F
He writes, "Wish you were beside me, we can make it if we try"
                       C                F               C
He has seen her at the office, with her name on all his papers
            F              C                F               G
Through the sharing of the profits, he will find it hard to shake her
C            F                           C
From his memory, and she's so busy being free


[Verse 4]
                                   F
There's a lady in the city and she thinks she loves them all
            C                                      F
There's the one who's thinking of her, there's the one who sometimes calls
            C                  F                C                 F
There's the one who writes her letters with his facts and figures scrawl
                            C                 F                  C
She has brought them to her senses, they have laughed inside her laughter
        F             C               F                   G
Now she rallies her defences, for she fears that one will ask her
    C     F                           C
For eternity, and she's so busy being free


[Verse 5]
                                          F
There's a man who sends her medals, he is bleeding from the war
          C                          F
There's a jouster and a jester and a man who owns a store
          C             F                C                 F
There's a drummer and a dreamer, and you know there may be more
                            C                    F                C
She will love them when she sees them, they will lose her if they follow
        F             C                   F                 G
And she only means to please them and her heart is full and hollow
       C         F                            C
Like a cactus tree, while she's so busy being free
                 C F      C
Like a cactus tree, being free
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