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My Texas Girl

 

All my life I've wondered if what I done was wrong

All I ever cared to do was ride my pony on

I never had no heartache was always happy and gay

Until I met a Texas girl who stole my heart away

 

Where the sleepy Rio Grande goes slowly to the sea

It was there she promised to be mine throughout eternity

But the angels they grew jealous of her beauty and her smile

And came along one stormy night and stole away my bride

The birds have hushed their singing sadness is over the land

The birds miss my darling by the sleepy Rio Grande

Her lips were like the Russian wine her hair it hung in curls

Her cheeks were like the dawn of day that breaks upon the world

She's gone and left me lonely I miss the touch of her hand

Tonight while I am walking by the sleepy Rio Grande







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