The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 338
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The warm heart, now in death lies cold
Within a foreign land;
And cursed be he who aimed the blow
That laid this noble warrior low.
He fell amidst a sturdy band,
The bravest of the brave;
Death struck the sabre from his hand,
And laid him in the grave;
But memory for him will shed
A tear, to bless the noble dead.
And round the graves of those who died,
And fell like him in battle's fray,
'Twill be Columbia's poet's pride
To write their glories in his lay;
'Neath the proud Eagle's wide spread wings,
Fearless of Despots or of Kings.
Santa Anna, on thy head may wave
The bloody flag to affright the free;
But to the good and to the brave,
'Tis not the flag of liberty;
And whilst remembrance has a claim
To know mankind, 'twill curse thy name.
'Twill curse thy name, because thy deeds
Are written on the page of time;
Not like the val'rous heart that bleeds,
But like a wretch besmeared with crime;
A wretch who wields a Tyrant's rod,
Unmindful of his SOUL and GOD.
But sleep on CROCKET-though thy bed
Is far from thy dear native home;
Yet, he who venerates the dead,
Will bid some stranger to roam,
That he may shed a tear for thee,
And plant the flag of Liberty.l
WAR SONG OF TEXAS
They come, they come, the ruthless band,
T'enforce the Tyrant's foul decree;
To desolate the smiling land,
The dwellings of the fair and free;
Sons of the west, the hour has come
Of victory or of martyrdom.
lAn undated clipping from a New Orleans newspaper.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951, periodical, 1951; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101133/m1/450/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.