The Yellow Rose of Texas

By Skylar and Katie

Lyrics

There's a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see,
No other darky [sic] knows her, no darky only me
She cried [sic] so when I left her it like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part.

[Chorus]

She's the sweetest rose of color 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 beats the belles of Tennessee.

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

Oh now I'm going to find her, for my heart is full of woe,
And we'll sing the songs togeather [sic], that we sung so long ago
We'll play the bango gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,
And the Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore. [Chorus]

Short story

There was a man who knew a very pretty girl.She was the prettiest girl he's ever meet. He even thought she was prettier than anybody else's girl.When he had to leave for war she cried and it broke his heart. He promised to return for her after war. On some summer nights she walks along the river and thinks about their tragic separation. She thinks about how he promised that he would return and never leave her again. He thinks about whether or not he remembers her, but he does. So then he decides to go to find her because his heart is so sad. When he finds her they will sing songs of happiness and be together forever.