"Yellow Rose of Texas"
There's a yellow rose in Texas That I am going to see No other darky knows her No one only me She cried so when I left her It like to broke my heart And if I ever more find her We nevermore will part. Chorus: She's the sweetest rose of color This darky ever knew Her eyes are bright as diamonds They sparkle like the dew You may talk about 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 She thinks if I remember When we parted long ago I promised to come back again And not to leave her so. Oh now I am agoing to find her For my heart is full of woe And we will sing the song together We sung so long ago We will play the banjo gaily And will sing the song of yore And the yellow rose of Texas Shall be mine forevermore.