The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Unknown Author

There’s a yellow rose in Texas
That I am a going to see
No other soldier knows her
No one only 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 rose of color
This soldier 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

And now I’m going southward, for my heart is full of woe,
I’m going back to Georgia, to see my Uncle Joe.
You may talk about your Beauregard, and sing of Bobbie Lee,
But the gallant Hood of Texas played hell in Tennessee. [Chorus]

Circa 1836; author and copyright unknown.

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