Category Archives: 80 & 90s

Songs for my father: “Red” Eugene Cline

Yellow Rose for Red

She Plants the little thorny thing
Inside the flower bed
And the thorns will grow a yellow rose
A yellow rose for Red

Her mind looks back and wonders
Through the years and memories
As the sky turns black and thunders
She hums his melody

Chorus:
**The yellow rose of Texas
Still shines for you my love
Though the nights are cold and lonely
It’s you I’m dreaming of

And if you could only hear me, Red
I’d sing this song for you
I’d sing… the yellow rose of Texas
Loves you forever true**

Not long after she met him
He sent a yellow rose
And she knew that if she’d let him
Soon he would propose

So she slipped off to Texas
Her folks she said to see
But just as sure as he’s a Texan
He followed his bride to be

He said you are my yellow rose
The only rose for me
Then he took the lady by the hand
And got down on bended knee

But the thunder crashed and the rain fell
And disturbed her memory
So she walked back in the lonely house
To sing is melody

Chorus

Well I’m sure glad he chased her
And that they were finally wed
You see, I’m the product of their love
The Cline’s, Melba and Red

She told me once she always knew
He’d be the first to go
So for a little company
She plants a yellow rose


Momma’s Wall

Written for my mother, on the first anniversary of my father’s death.


Written on the 28th anniversary of my father’s death. Amazed as to how I continue to keep him alive in my heart.

Cold Winter Wind


I woke up singing this today Feb 11, 2013… it was cold outside. I wrote this in 1986…

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A Crystal Hits the Carpet

A song for my dear departed friend Barbara Davis.

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Barbara Davis was a very good friend and my cousin Jeanie’s lover. I wrote this song for her in the early 90s – I had no idea she would pass in the next few years.

Barbara Davis died in the late 90s I played this song at her memorial.