At the foot of yon mountain, where the fountain doth flow,
there's a fond creation and a soft wind doth blow.
There lives a fair maiden, she's the one I adore;
I asked her old father if he's give her to me,
'No sir, she shan't marry no cowboy,' said he.
So I jumped on my bronco and away I did ride,
A-leaving my true love on the Red River side.
She wrote me a letter and She wrote it so kind
and in that letter these words you could find.
'Come back to me, darling, you're the one I adore.
You're the one I will marry on the Red River shore.'
So I jumped on my bronco and away I did ride
to marry my true love on the Red River side.
But her dad knew the secret and with twenty and four
come to fight this young cowboy on the Red River shore.
I grabbed my six-shooter, spun around and around
Till six men were wounded and seven were down.
No use for an army of twenty and four,
I'm bound for my true love on the Red River shore.
Such is the fortune of all womankind,
They are always controlled, they are always made mind.
Controlled by their parents until they are wives,
Then slaves to their husbands the rest of their lives
Suena la corriente: "Red River Shore" - Alan Lomax & The Dupree Family