The Yellow Rose of Texas Cowboy Songs


The Yellow Rose of Texas 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."

The Yellow Rose of Texas Cowboy Songs

This popular Texas ballad dates back at least as far as the American Civil War, and was popular among Confederate soldiers (especially those from the Lone Star State).

There's a yellow rose in Texas,
I'm going there to see.
No other soldier knows her,
Nobody, only me.
She cried so when I left her,
It like to broke my heart
And if I ever find her
We never more will part

She's the sweetest rose of color
This soldier ever knew;
Her eyes are bright as diamonds
They sparkle like the dew.
You may talk about your dearest May
And sing of Rosa Lee,
But the Yellow Rose of Texas
Beats the belles of Tennessee.

Where the Rio Grande is flowing,
And 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 promised to come back again
And ne’er to leave her so.

Now I'm going back to find her,
For my heart is full of woe.
We'll sing the song together
We sang so long ago;
I'll play the banjo gaily,
We'll sing the songs of yore;
And the Yellow Rose of Texas
Will be mine forevermore!

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