Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 2015 Folk Song - Ambleside Online

The Ambleside Online selection for Folk Song for March 2015 is Yellow Rose of Texas.

Here is the Mitch Miller version:

I could not find embedded lyrics, but I did find another version that I like equally as well as the Mitch Miller version:

This second version makes reference to the "sweetest rose of color these eyes have ever seen" -- I do not find these words controversial, but apparently some might. The sweet one left behind in Texas was mulatto (mixed race), and the Civil War singer clearly loved and missed her and could not wait to get back to her.

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