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There's a yellow rose in Texas
That I'm a-goin' to see,
Nobody else can have her,
Nobody only me.
She cried so when I left her,
It nearly broke my heart
And if I ever find her
Then we never more will part.

She's the sweetest little rosebud
That Texas ever knew.
Here eyes are bright as diamonds,
They sparkle like the dew.
You talk about your Dinah
And sing of Rosalie,
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Is the only girl for me.

Where the Rio Grande is flowing
Under starry skies so bright
She walks along the river
In the quiet summer night
She thinks, as I remember,
When we parted long ago
And if I ever find her,
I won't ever let her go.

Oh, now I'm going to find her,
And my heart is full of woe.
We'll sing the songs together
We sang so long ago.
We'll play the banjo gaily
And sing the songs of yore.
And the Yellow Rose of Texas
Will be mine for evermore.

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Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1984, BBC Publications

As is usual by this point in the series, no information is given for the source of the song beyond 'America'.

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