Red River Valley

"Red River Valley" is a traditional folk song from the United States and it is typically performed in the key of G major. The origins of the song are uncertain, but it has its roots in the late 19th century, likely originating among the cowboys and settlers of the American West. The song gained popularity over time and has been performed by various artists, including Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, and Woody Guthrie. There is no known composer for "Red River Valley" as it has evolved through oral tradition. Some trivia about the song includes its association with the Red River of the North, which flows between Minnesota and North Dakota. The melody of "Red River Valley" is characterized by a simple yet haunting tune, often accompanied by strummed guitar chords, reflecting the melancholic and nostalgic themes of the lyrics.