From this valley they say you are going
I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
that has brightened our pathways a while.
Do you think of the valley you're leaving?
Oh, how lonely and dreary it will be!
Do you think of the kind heart you're breaking,
and the sadness you cast over me?
For a long time, my dear, I've been waiting
for the words that you never would say
And alas, my heart you are breaking,
for they tell me you're going away.
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.
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 one that has loved you so true.