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Yellow Rose of Texas

September 30, 2009

Yellow Rose of Texas

There’s a yellow rose in Texas, That I am going to see,
Nobody else could miss her, Not half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her It like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her, We nevermore will part.

She’s the sweetest little rosebud That Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee,
But the YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

When the Rio Grande is flowing, The starry skies are bright,
She walks along the river In the quiet summer night:
I know that she remembers, When we parted long ago,
I promise to return again, And not to leave her so.

She’s the sweetest little rosebud That Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee,
But the YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

Oh now I’m going to find her, For my heart is full of woe,
And we’ll sing the songs together, That we sung so long ago
We’ll play the banjo gaily, And we’ll sing the songs of yore,
And the Yellow Rose of Texas Shall be mine forevermore.

She’s the sweetest little rosebud That Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee,
But the YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

Oh now I’m headed southward, For my heart is full of woe.

I’m going back to Georgia, To find my Uncle Joe.

You may talk about your Beauregard, And sing of Bobby Lee,

But the gallant Hood of Texas, He raised HELL in Tennessee!

She’s the sweetest little rosebud That Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee,
But the YELLOW ROSE OF
TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    May 2, 2010 1:58 pm

    I like the original:

    There’s a yellow rose in Texas
    That I am a going to see
    No other darky knows her
    No one only me

    She cryed so when I left her
    It like to broke my heart
    And if I ever find her
    We nevermore will part

    She’s the sweetest rose of color
    This darky ever knew
    Her eyes are bright as diamonds
    They sparkle like the dew

    You may talk about dearest May
    and sing of Rosa Lee
    But the yellow rose of Texas
    Beats the belles of Tennessee

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