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The Yellow Rose of Texas

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The Yellow Rose of Texas J.K.

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,
Here 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.

Oh, now I'm going to find her, for my heart is full of woe,
And we'll sing the song together, we sung so long ago;
We'll play the banjo gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,
And the Yellow Rose of Texas shal be mine forevermore.



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