Red River Valley

by Pete Seeger

Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an iconic American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 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 has brightened our pathways awhile.

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 loved you so true.

Won't you think of the valley you're leaving?
O how lonely, how sad I will be.
O think of the found heart you're breaking
And the grief you are causing to me.

Written by: MORGAN, STROMBERG, TRADITIONAL

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