Red River Valley

Words & Music:

Traditional American


The November 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar has a nice arrangement of this by Rich Hinman.



From this valley, they say you are going

        G                               D7

We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile.

         G                      C

For they say you are taking the sunshine

         G              D7         G

That has brightened our path for a while.




Come and sit by my side if you love me.

       G                 D7

Do not hasten to bid me adieu.

      G                    C

But remember the Red River Valley

        G          D7           G

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.

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