Gene Autry – The Yellow Rose of Texas

100 Greatest Western Songs of All Time ! The soundtrack to the TV miniseries James A. Michener's Texas dates a version of the song to June 2, 1933 and co-credits both the authorship and performance to Gene Autry and Jimmy Long.

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Gene Autry – The Yellow Rose of Texas is a traditional American folk song dating back to at least the 1850s. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. Several versions of the song have been recorded, including by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Mitch Miller.
Gene Autry - The Yellow Rose of Texas
Cover CD Gene Autry Legacy 2005
The soundtrack to the TV miniseries James A. Michener’s Texas dates a version of the song to June 2, 1933 and co-credits both the authorship and performance to Gene Autry and Jimmy Long. Don George reworked the original version of the song, which Mitch Miller made into a popular recording in 1955 that knocked Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around The Clock” from the top of the Best Sellers chart in the U.S. Miller’s version was featured in the 1956 motion picture Giant, and reached #1 on the U.S. pop chart the same week Giant star James Dean died. Stan Freberg had a simultaneous hit of a parody version in which the bandleader warred with the snare drummer, Alvin Stoller, who also featured prominently in Miller’s arrangement. Billboard ranked Miller’s version as the No. 3 song of 1955.



Gene Autry – The Yellow Rose of Texas
Song by Gene Autry & Jimmy Long
Released June 5, 1933
Recorded March 1, 1933
Studio ARC Studios, New York City
Label Melotone 12700

TOP 100 WESTERN SONG




Gene Autry – The Yellow Rose of Texas lyrics

There’s a yellow rose in Texas
That I am gonna back to see
Nobody else could miss her
Not half as much as me
She cried so when I left her
It like to broke my heart
And if I ever find her
We never more will part
She’s the sweetest little rosebud
That Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds
They sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine
And sing of Rosa Lee
But the Yellow Rose of Texas
Is the only girl for me
Where the Rio Grande is flowin’
And starry skies are bright
She walks along the river
In the quiet summer night
I know that she remembers
When we parted long ago
I promised to return
And not to leave her so
Oh, now I’m gonna find her
For my heart is full of woe
We’ll do the things together
We did so long ago
We’ll play the banjo gaily
She’ll love me like before
And the Yellow Rose of Texas
Shall be mine forevermore

GENIUS

Gene Autry - The Yellow Rose of Texas
Single Gene Autry & Jimmy Long Conqueror 1933
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