It was a wonderful song about how nobody is perfect in a relationship, but just try to enjoy the good times when they come along.
My dad owned a tavern back then, when the song came out in 1970. I remember always hearing it on the jukebox when I stopped in to say hi to dad as a kid.
I guess it was a decent cry in your beer song.
Anyway, rest in peace, Lynn Anderson.
Here's a fun video from Britain's Top Of the Pops television show of Anderson performing "Rose Garden" when it was a big hit. Props to the British kids trying to figure out how to dance to country music
I also love the big hair female country singers had in the 1960s and 1970s.
Here's the video: