From this valley they say you are going,
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our pathways a while.
Come and sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley,
And the boy who has loved you so true.
Won't you think of the valley you're leaving?
Oh, how lonely, how sad it will be?
Oh, think of the fond heart you're breaking.
And the grief you are causing to me