Red River Valley (G 4/4)


From this - valley they 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 re - member the Red River Valley,
And the - cowboy who loved you so true.

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.

Do you - think of the valley you're leaving?
Oh how - lonely and dreary it will be.
Do you - think of the kind hearts you're breaking?
And the - pain you are causing to me?

They will - bury me where you have wandered,
Near the - hills where the daffodils grow,
When you're - gone from the red river valley,
For I - can't live without you I know.