Red River Valley Cowboy Songs


 Red River Valley Cowboy Songs

Cowboy songs are a genre of folk music that originated in the western United States and Canada. They often deal with themes of cowboys, ranch life, and the American Old West. Cowboy songs may be ballads, hymns, or dance tunes, and they are typically characterized by their use of western themes and imagery, as well as their use of guitar, fiddle, and other instruments commonly associated with country and western music. 

Cowboy songs have been an important part of American folk music for centuries and have had a significant influence on the development of country and western music. Some of the most famous cowboy songs include "Home on the Range," "Red River Valley," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," and "The Streets of Laredo."

Red River Valley Cowboy Songs

From this valley they say you are going
I will miss your sweet face and sweet smile
Just because you are weary and tired
You are changing your range for a while

Then come sit here a while 'ere you leave 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

When you think of the valley you are leaving
Oh how lonely and drear it would be
When you think of the fond heart you're breaking
And the pain 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 other but you?

There never could be such a longing
In the heart of a poor maiden's breast
That dwells in the heart you are breaking
As I wait in my home in the West

And the dark maiden's prayer for her lover
To the Spirit that rules our poor world
May his pathway be ever in sunshine
Is the prayer of the Red River girl

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