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Wild West Songs and Poems

Yellow Rose of Texas


Traditional Song

There's a Yellow Rose in Texas that I am going to see;
No other cowboy knows her, nobody, only me.
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke her heart,
And if we ever meet again we never more shall part.
Chorus:

She's the sweetest rose of color this cowboy ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew.
You may talk about your dearest maids and sing of Rosalie,
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.
Where the Rio Grand is flowing, and stars are shining bright
We walked along together on a quiet summer night.
She said, "if you remember, when we parted long ago,
You promised to come back again and never leave me so.

(repeat chorus)
I'm going back to see her; my heart is full of woe.
We'll sing the songs together we sang so long ago.
We'll pick the banjo gaily, and sing the songs of yore,
And the Yellow Rose of Texas will be mine forever more.

(repeat chorus)

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