Written by Rusty Keefer — Ruth Keefer
Recorded by Hank Snow

Blue rose of the Rio I can see her now
As she looked that day when I rode away through a golden dawn
It was there by the Rio that we made our vows
Then we kissed goodbye what a fool was I fore I traveled on
I should have known as we kissed such heaven as this could only be
Paradise’s lost if it would tossed away so free
Must I wish for manana that will never come true
Blue rose of the Rio my answer is you
(I should have known…