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Remember the Alamo.

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BY T. A. DURRIAGE.

TUNE -- "Bruces Address."

When on the wide spread battle plain,
The horseman's hand can scarce restrain,
His pampered steed that spurns the rein,
Remember the Alamo.

When sounds the thrilling bugle blast,
And "charge" from rank to rank is past,
Then, as your sabre-strokes fall fast,
Remember the Alamo.

Heed not the Spanish battle yell,
Let every stroke ye give them tell,
And let them fall as Crockett fell.
Remember the Alamo.

For every wound and every thrust,
On pris'ners dealt by hands accurst,
A Mexican shall bite the dust,
Remember the Alamo.

The cannon's peal shall ring their knell,
Each volley sound, a passing bell,
Each cheer, Columbia's vengeance tell,
Remember the Alamo.

For it, disdaining flight, they stand,
And try the issue hand to hand,
Woe to each Mexican brigand!
Remember the Alamo.

Then boot and saddle! draw the sword;
Unfurl your banner bright and broad,
And as ye smite the murderous horde,
Remember the Alamo.

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