From this valley they say you are going,
I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine,
That has brightened our pathway awhile.
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 that loves you so true.
Do you think of the valley you're leaving?
O how lonely and sad it will be!
Do you think of the kind heart you're breaking,
And the pain 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.