“Red River Valley”

About this song

“Red River Valley” is a folk song and cowboy music standard of controversial origins that has gone by different names — e.g., “Cowboy Love Song”, “Bright Sherman Valley”, “Bright Laurel Valley”, “In the Bright Mohawk Valley”, and “Bright Little Valley” — depending on where it has been sung. It is listed as Roud Folk Song Index 756, and by Edith Fowke as FO 13.