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In the dark heaven the stars twinkled brightly,
Like purple lanterns mysteriously hung
On the black sky and they winked most politely
To those whose hearts would forever be young.

Clear were those distant suns smiling above her,
Anticipating the future they beamed
On the young cowgirl awaiting her lover,
Waiting to live the sweet scenes she had dreamed.

The Texas moon cast its silver rays on her,
Looked at a beauty that outglowed its own;
The purple stars shed their radiance upon her,
Promised her joys that she never had known.

There in the Red River valley he found her,
And drew her tenderly close to his breast;
Swift beat her heart as he flung his arms 'round her,
Like a lost fledgeling on finding her nest.