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The Red River Rose lyrics and chords

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The Red River Rose lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's very good country song co-written and recorded by Red Steagall.


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The Red River Rose
Recorded by Red Steagall
Written by Ken Alford, Danny Steagall, Red Steagall

On a fence line north of Estelline the strangest sight I'd ever seen
Was a note tied with a ribbon to a rollin' tumbleweed

Brazos tossed his head and shied the weed got caught upon the wire
F G7 C
I stepped down from my saddle horse and gave that note a read

G7 F C
Lines that were written in a fair woman's hand
G7 F G7
Told of her life and the loss of her man
Am Em F C
It's her heart and her hopes she has cast in the wind
F Em F G7 C
And it's me that old tumbleweed chose to find Red River Rose

By the time I built a fire that night I'd memorized every line
Felt the silent teardrops that had fallen on that note

I heard a lonesome coyote cry and it was then I realized
F G7 C
Rose and this old cowboy had been too long alone

Repeat #2

On the north side of the prairie dog in a dugout built of cedar logs
Stood a woman in a cotton dress the color of the sod

She said the man she loved had died and so to keep her occupied
F G7 C
He tied notes to the tumbleweeds and trusted them to God

Repeat #2

A# C
In a cedar cabin 'neath a canyon wall
A# C G7
We light a fire and watch the snowflakes fall
C F Em F G7 Am
I'm glad it's me that old tumbleweed chose to find Red River Rose
G7 C
I love my Red River Rose


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The Red River Rose lyrics and chords