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OT2003-3012-005 -- Yellow Rose of Texas



[Singing begins at 0:20)

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see
No other darky knows her no darky only me
She cried so when I left her it like to broke my heart
And if I ever find her we never more will part

She's the brightest rose of summer this darky ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Dearest May and sing of Rosa Lee
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beat the belle of Tennessee

When the Rio Grande is flowing, the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river in the quite summer night
She thinks if I remember, when we parted long ago
I promised to come back again, and not to leave me so

Oh now I'm going to find her, my heart is full of woe
We'll sing the songs together we sang so long ago
We'll play the bango gaily and sing the songs of yore
The Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore

And now I've got the yellow rose I've set her down for life
[unintelligible] and she became my wife
[unintelligible, Atwood suggests the final verses may have been invented by his father, James Atwood]

Dublin Core

Title

OT2003-3012-005 -- Yellow Rose of Texas

Description

Song excerpted from audio recording OT2003-3012, part of VFC2003-0007 Margaret MacArthur Collection.

Creator

Source

Margaret MacArthur Collection -- VFC2003-0007. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.

Date Created

1964-07-15

Contributor

Language

en

Identifier

VFC2003-0007 OT2003-3012-005

Rights Holder

Vermont Folklife Center

Song Item Type Metadata

Local Title

Yellow Rose of Texas

Standard Title

Yellow Rose of Texas (Song)

Standard Title Reference

Folk Music Index (http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex)

Transcription

[Singing begins at 0:20)

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see
No other darky knows her no darky only me
She cried so when I left her it like to broke my heart
And if I ever find her we never more will part

She's the brightest rose of summer this darky ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Dearest May and sing of Rosa Lee
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beat the belle of Tennessee

When the Rio Grande is flowing, the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river in the quite summer night
She thinks if I remember, when we parted long ago
I promised to come back again, and not to leave me so

Oh now I'm going to find her, my heart is full of woe
We'll sing the songs together we sang so long ago
We'll play the bango gaily and sing the songs of yore
The Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore

And now I've got the yellow rose I've set her down for life
[unintelligible] and she became my wife
[unintelligible, Atwood suggests the final verses may have been invented by his father, James Atwood]

Duration

2:09

Citation

Atwood, Fred, “OT2003-3012-005 -- Yellow Rose of Texas,” Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections, accessed December 21, 2014, http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/digital-archive/collections/items/show/1124.