The Red River Valley is the area of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota centered around the Red River. (I'd like to point out there is another Red River Valley in the U.S. in Louisiana.)

The Red River Valley song was written by James J. Kerrigan around 1879 (it was published in 1896)…

Red River Valley - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image
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The lyrics in the YouTube video are quite different from ours, but I liked the rendition. So here it goes...
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