Followers of this blog know that I’m on the road a lot and that much of the time I’m in the Rio Grande Valley. I love the history, the people, and the culture here. Here’s the music for a song popular down here, “My Valley Home.” When I visit Rotary clubs in the RGV, they often sing this song in opening or closing of their meetings.
According to one source, a Mr. L. F. “Cotton” Boling wrote the lyrics when he returned from World War I. He was member of a quartet and manager of the San Benito Chamber of Commerce. The song is still sung everywhere it seems. At one time, I read they gave out the song lyrics at some border crossings.
You can hear a recorded version of it here: