(Johnny Bond 1940s)
Tex Ritter 1940s
Also sung by:
Johnny Bond (His Red River Valley Boys)
Way out in old Oklahoma
In the land of the blue Cimarron
I found an Indian maiden
And I called her my Cherokee fawn.
We loved, we courted each other
And we named our own wedding day
But the Great White Spirit up yonder
Put my Cherokee flower away.
Sweet Cherokee maiden
I’ll watch for you in the stars
Each night on the prairie
I’m alone with a strummin’ guitar.
Sweet tunes they are playin’
Reminds me of someone I lost
So I’ll send a song to the heavens
And I’ll call it my Cherokee waltz.
Oh Cimarron flowin’
Rollin’ along to the sea
Go faithful for ever
You can bring back my darlin’ to me.
Go send her my true love
Tell her twill never be Fall
So I’ll keep her memory forever
In the beautiful Cherokee waltz.
(Transcribed by David Story - October 2013)