The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18975   Message #192210
Posted By: Lin in Kansas
08-Mar-00 - 09:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Thanks Stewie--

The first two verses were the same as the version I learned as a youngster, but the rest was new to me.

And Metchosin, maybe I'm just naive, but the last verse reads to me as if she just wanted him to be happy, even though she would grieve for him! Sheesh...secret code, I guess (or maybe I'm just too literal-minded, eh? )

Interesting stuff...