Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Mitch Miller – The Yellow Rose Of Texas lyrics

The Yellow Rose of Texas
Mitch Miller

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am gonna see
Nobody else could miss her not half as much as me
She cried so when I left her it was like it broke her heart
And if I ever find her we never more will part

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Where the Rio Grand is flowing and the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night
I know that she remembers when we parted long ago
I promise to return and not to leave her so

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Now I'm gonna find her for my heart is full of woe
We'll do the things together we did so long ago
We'll play the banjo gaily she'll loves me like before
And the yellow rose of Texas shall be mine forever more

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/mitch_miller/the_yellow_rose_of_texas.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • u
    +3
    Unregistered
    I was born in 1952. I only remeber the corus of this song which my dad used to sing to me. When I look back he was using the words to express his love for his young daughter. The only words of the song that what I can recall is he sang "her eyes they shone like diamonds she, s the only girl for me. I can't believe at 60 I was just browsing for a memory and this came about. What a shame pc has gone mad. I dread to think what will happen when my children look back on their childhood memories. Twinkle little star:{
    Add your reply
  • u
    +2
    Unregistered
    The original song was written about a light skinned african-american girl (a yellow rose) and sung from the perspective of african american male who was in love with her. It was written before the civil war. Lyrics have been changed over the years to fit more pc times. The original lyrics were:.

    There's a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see,
    No other darky knows her, no darky only me.
    She cried so when I left her it like to broke my heart,
    And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part.

    [Chorus].

    She's the sweetest rose of color this darky ever knew,
    Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew;
    You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee,
    But the Yellow Rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.

    When the Rio Grande is flowing, the starry skies are bright,
    She walks along the river in the quite summer night:
    She thinks if I remember, when we parted long ago,
    I promised to come back again, and not to leave her so. [Chorus].

    Oh now I'm going to find her, for my heart is full of woe,
    And we'll sing the songs together, that we sung so long ago.
    We'll play the banjo gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,
    And the Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore. [Chorus].
    Add your reply
  • u
    +2
    Unregistered
    First off I am 84 years old. This song reached it's height of popularity during the Civil War. The Texas troops sang it to a marching beat. The lyrics was pretty much the same as today except for the last stanza was changed late in the war. Hood's Texas Brigade had been whipped in the battle of Nashville and headed back to Georgia wishing for their old commander Joe Johnston. So the last verse went:
    "And now I'm headed southward an' mah heart is full of woe.
    I'm goin' back to Georgia to find ole Uncle Joe (Joseph E. Johnston)
    You can talk about yer Beauregard and sang of General Lee
    But the gallant Hood of Texas played hell in Tennessee."
    Add your reply
  • u
    +1
    Unregistered
    I enjoy hearing the lyrics and poetry of the song. The song seems so specific in remembering a loved one he knew from before I think its so beautiful to think of the kind hearted girl who he wants to again love. And flowers are the perfect expression of sentimental romance.
    Add your reply
  • u
    0
    Unregistered
    I am in my late sixties and these are the lyrics I remember from my childhood! I looked the them up, because I said to my husband today that I needed to plant a yellow rose in my garden! This was one of my favourite songs when I was a child!
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain