Yellow Rose of Texas, The (1928)
Traditional folk song adapted in 1955 by Don George. (P) Mitch Miller and his Chorus and Orchestra. These lyrics from the Miller recording.
There’s a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see
Nobody else could miss her not half as much as me
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart
And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part.

She’s the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosalee
But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me

When the Rio Grande is flowing and the stars are shining bright
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night
I know that she remembers when we parted long ago
I promise to return and not to leave her so [Chorus]

Oh now I’m going to find her for my heart is full of woe
We’ll do the things together we did so long ago
We’ll play the banjo gaily, we’ll love me like before
And the Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore