From this valley they say you are going
We wll miss your brown eyes and your smile
For you know you are taking the sunshine
That brightens our pathways 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 gong away
Do you think of the valley you're leavin'
Oh, how lonely and grey it will be
Do you think of the kind heart you're breaking
And the pain you are causing to me.
Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who has loved you so true...
Illustration: Marc Martin