Red River Valley
Words & Music:
The November 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar has a nice arrangement of this by Rich Hinman.
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
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That has brightened our path for a while.
Come and sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
But remember the Red River Valley
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And the cowboy who loved you so true.
Won't you think of the valley you're leaving
Oh how lonely, how sad it will be?
Oh think of the fond heart you're breaking
And the grief you are causing to me
As you go to your home by the ocean
May you never forget those sweet hours
That we spent in the Red River Valley
And the love we exchanged mid the flowers
The provenance of the attached easy arrangement is unknown. It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years. Please inform me if correctly attribute it.