Red River Valley
Arlo Guthrie 1896
  (Riverboat 305)   Ken Bower

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
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 path...

Allemande left and weave the ring
Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head (side) couples square thru and get 4 hands around now
When you meet the sides you make a right hand star
Heads come in reverse the flutter wheel around now
Then sweep 1/4 more until you're home
Side (head) pair touch 1/4, that boy run to the right
Swing your corner lady around and promenade
But remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
Won't you think of the valley you're leaving
Oh how lonely, how sad it will be
Think of the kind heart that you're breaking
And the grief you are causing...

Allemande left and weave
Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
As you go to your home by the ocean
May you never forget those sweet hours
That we spent in the Red River Valley
And the love we exchanged...

Allemande left and weave
Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true


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And the cowboy who loved you so true

We also own the Japanese version on CD.


Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=14215
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=707