The Yellow Rose of Texas

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Music and Lyrics by J.K.

VERSE 1

          C 
There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see,

                 G7 
No other soldier knows her, no soldier only me;

    C 
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart,

    G7        C       Dm  C     G7        C 
And if I ever find her we never more will part.

She's the sweetest little flower this soldier ever knew,

                       G7 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew,

        C 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee,

        G7             C     Dm        C         G7    C 
But the yellow rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.

VERSE 2

          C 
Where the Rio Grande is flowing and the starry skies are bright,

                    G7 
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night;

    C 
She thinks if I remember, when we parted long ago,

  G7               C     Dm        C      G7        C 
I promised to come back again, and not to leave her so.

She's the sweetest little flower this soldier ever knew,

                       G7 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew,

        C 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee,

        G7             C     Dm        C         G7    C 
But the yellow rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.

VERSE 3

    C 
Oh! now I'm going to find her, for my heart is full of woe,

                          G7 
And we'll sing the song together that we sung so long ago;

      C 
We'll play the banjo gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,

        G7             C    Dm        C       G7  C 
And the yellow rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore.

She's the sweetest little flower this soldier ever knew,

                       G7 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew,

        C 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee,

        G7             C     Dm        C         G7    C 
But the yellow rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major D Minor G7
Guitar C Major D Minor G7
Mandolin C Major D Minor G7
Piano C Major D Minor G7
Ukulele C Major D Minor G7