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
which has brightened our pathways 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
and the girl that has 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.

Won't you think of the valley you're leaving?
Oh how lonely and sad it will be
Just think of the fond heart you're breaking,
and the grief you are causing to me.

From this valley they say you are going
When you go, may your darling go, too?
Would you leave her behind unprotected,
when she loves no-one other than you?

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.

I have promised you, darling, that never
will a word from my lips cause you pain
And my life, it will be yours forever,
if you only will love me again.

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.

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