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

Then come sit here a while ere you leave me
Do not hasten to bid us adieu
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true

I have promised you darling that never
Shall the words from my lips cause you pain
And my life it shall be yours forever
If you only love me again
When you think of the valley you're 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

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