Red River Valley

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 pathway awhile.

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 so true.

(in summary: "baby come back!")


  1. love the poem tremendously. sounds like something i would write.

  2. i did not write it though, its a very old folk song i learned on harmonica (the tune). the mountain goats have an awesome cover of it. find it here: http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/the-mountain-goats-concert/20030119-3737475.html