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Red River Valley

May 2024

Red River Valley

Traditional American Cowboy Love Song

From this valley

they say you are


I shall miss

your bright eyes

and sweet smile


For they say

you are taking

the sunshine

that has brightened

my pathway a while.


Do you think of the valley

you’re leaving?


Oh how lonely

and dreary ’twill be.

Do you think

of the

fond heart you’re breaking?


And the sadness

you’ve cast over me.


For a long time, my dear,

I’ve been waiting

For the words

that you never would say.

And alas

my poor heart

is breaking


For they tell me you’re

going away.


As you go to your home

by the ocean


May you ne’er forget

those sweet hours

that we shared

in the Red River Valley


And the love

we exchanged

midst the flowers.


Come and sit by my


if you love me.

Do not hasten to

bid me



Just remember

the Red River Valley

and the one who

has loved you so true.


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