There's a yellow
rose in Texas that I am going to see,
No other soldier
knows her, no soldier, 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 sweetest
rose of color this soldier 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 beats the belles of Tennessee.
Where the Rio
Grande is flowing and the starry skies
She walks along the
river in the quiet summer night;
She thinks if I
remember, when we parted long ago,
I promised to come
back again and not to leave her so.
Oh, now I'm going
to find her, for my heart is full of
And we'll sing the
song together, that we sung so long ago;
We'll play the bajo
gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,
And the yellow rose
of Texas shall be mine forevermore.