The Alamo
0 comment Saturday, October 11, 2014 |

The song is by Texas songwriter Jane Bowers. It's been recorded by several people over the years, including the late Tex Ritter (if anyone here remembers him), but I am partial to this Kingston Trio version.
A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle was nigh.
"The man who will fight to the death will cross over
He that would live, let him fly,"
And over the line stepped a hundred and seventy-nine.
Chorus :
Hi! Up! Santy Anna, we're killing your soldiers below,
So the rest of Texas will know.
And remember the Alamo!
Jim Bowie lay dyin', his powder was ready and dry.
From flat on his back Bowie killed him a few in reply,
Young Davy Crockett was laughin' and singin'.
With gallantry fierce in his eye.
For God and for freedom a man's more than willin' to die.
A messenger sent from the battle both bloody and loud.
With words of farewell from a garrison gallant and proud.
Remember little darlin' my dyin',
If Texas is sovereign and free.
We'll never surrender and ever shall liberty be.
The lyrics vary according to the singer, but these are the lyrics as best I can provide them. There seems to be no definitive lyrics online.

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