There's a yellow rose of Texas That I am going to see, No other fellow knows her, No other, only me. She cried so when I left her, It like to break my heart, And if I ever find her We never more will part.
She's the sweetest rose of color A fellow ever knew, Her eyes are bright as di'monds, 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.
Oh, now I'm going to find her, For my heart is full of woe, And we'll sing the song together, That we sung 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.