WHEN IT'S MOONLIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE
(Words by Casper Nathan / Music by Earl K. Smith, 1915)
Oh, Mandy Lee, your smile is haunting me,
and in my dreams it always seems I'm going back to scenes that used to be
when we stood beside the dear old Rio Grande
Oh, Mandy Lee, there's joy for you and me
beside the stream where we could dream of golden days,
the days that used to be when we strolled beside the dear old Rio Grande
When it's moonlight on the Rio Grande, and the stars shine on the gleaming sand,
that's the time I'm coming back to see if the moonlight brings your love to me.
When the moonbeams gleam up on the dew I will tell my love for you;
I'll be coming back to claim your hand when it's moonlight on the Rio Grande.