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Song lyrics to "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (1853)

The Yellow Rose of Texas

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Song lyrics to “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (1853)

“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. Like many older songs, the lyrics have been changed and modified many times.

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When Johnny comes marching home

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When Johnny comes marching home lyrics (1863) – written by Louis Lambert

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again is a popular song from the American Civil War that expressed people’s longing for the return of their friends and family who were fighting in the war.  The song or its melody has also been used in many movie soundtracks, including Cavalcade, Gone with the Wind, The Great DictatorFor Me and My GalYankee Doodle DandyStalag 17, The Horse Soldiers, How The West Was Won, Dr. StrangeloveRun, Man, RunThe Crazies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Born on the Fourth of JulyJoe Versus the Volcano, Die Hard with a Vengeance The Second Civil WarAntz, and The Majestic.

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