Red River Valley (1896)
(wm) James Kerrigan (originally entitled “The Bright Mohawk Valley.”) (R) Gene Autry
[Verse 1] From this valley they say you are going,
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That brightens our pathway awhile.

[Chorus] Come and sit by my side if you love me,
Do not hasten to bid me adieu,
But remember the Red River Valley
And the girl that has loved you so true.

[Verse 2] For a long time I have been waiting
For those dear words you never would say.
But at last all my fond hopes have vanished,
For they say you are going away.
[To chorus]

[Verse 3] Won’t you think of the valley you’re leaving?
Oh how lonely, how sad it will be.
Oh think of the fond heart you’re breaking,
And the grief you are causing me to see?
[To chorus]