Mike Moxcey ©2005
Red River Valley
by James Kerrigen in 1896
Same chord progression as many other songs, but with a different rhythmic feel. Play it sad or sappy or sprightly; however you feel like playing it.
To make the chord chart shorter, each mark stands for two beats.
| I / IV / | I / V / |
| I / IV / | V / I / |
- 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 has brightened our path for a while
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 cowboy who loved you so true
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 to me
As you go to your home by the ocean
May you never forget those sweet hours
That we spent in the Red River Valley
And the love we exchanged mid the flowers