chords by: jonjo VERSE D G D The House stood on the outskirts of an old ghost town, A I brushed aside the cobwebs, walked in and looked around. D G D I found a dusty diary, beside a worn out bed. A D Dated eighteen eighty two and this is what it said. VERSE G D This town has seven blacksmiths, twenty five saloons, A Thirty seven churches and two hundred hotel rooms. D G D More longhorn Texas cattle than I have ever seen A D and the finest little cathouse this side of New Orleans.VERSE From Kansas down to Texas is a long and tiresome course, And a cowbow needs more comfort than a sidekick and a horse. So he'll climb that spiral staircase to a dim lit little room. Where he'll touch those red silk stockings and smell that sweet perfume. CHORUS In the house of negotiable affections. There's Kansans and Nebraskans and there's Texans Looking up at the ceiling, laughing at their own reflections. In the house of negotiable affections. VERSE I closed that dusty diary and laid it on the shelf. Then all at once the bedsprings started squeaking by themselves. And I saw her ghostly figure I nearly died of fright She said for half a dollar you can stay with me tonight. CHORUS In the house of negotiable affections. She was wearing nothing but a pale complexion. I guess you might say I made a spiritual connection In the house of negotiable affections. D D7 G G7 There's a few old cowboy bones, but mostly ghostly apparitions. D A D In the house of negotiable affections.D In the house of negotiable affections. A7 Every cowboy is as special as the next one. D D7 G G7 All the ladies are so lovely, with their painted on complexions. D A G At the house of negotiable affections.