Red River Valley
Circa 1870-90, original date unknown

From this valley the say you are going,
we will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine,
that has brightened our pathways a while.

Come and sit by my side, if you love me,
Do not hasten to bid me adieu,
Just remember the red river valley
And the cowboy who loved you sotrue.

I've been thinking a long time my darling
Of the sweet words you never would say,
Now alas, must my fond hopes all vanish?
For they say you are going away,
[Repeat chorus]