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  • May 9, 2017

    Lyrics, Poetry and Prose XII

    A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. We’re in San Antonio, Texas, this week, eating good food and visiting one of the holy shrines of the Lone Star state.  It seemed like a good time to share some songs all of which feature the town of San Antonio. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information. You have some favorite lyrics? Please share…

    Deep within my heart lies a melody
    A song of old San Antone
    Where in dreams I live with a memory
    Beneath the stars all alone
    It was there I found beside the Alamo
    Enchantment strange as the blue up above
    A moonlit pass that only she would know
    Still hears my broken song of love
    Moon in all your splendor know only my heart
    Call back my rose, rose of San Antone

    San Antonio Rose Singers: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; Writer: Bob Wills

    In the southern part of Texas
    In the town of San Antone
    There’s a fortress all in ruins that the weeds have overgrown
    You may look in vain for crosses and you’ll never see a-one
    But sometimes between the setting and the rising of the sun
    You can hear a ghostly bugle
    As the men go marching by
    You can hear them as they answer
    To that roll call in the sky.

    Ballad of the Alamo Singer: Marty Robbins, Writers: Dimitri Tiomkin and Paul Francis Webster

    Though Bowie lay dying his powder was ready and dry
    From flat on his back, Bowie killed him a few in reply
    And brave David Crockett was singing and laughing
    With gallantry fears in his eyes
    For God and for freedom, a man more than willing to die

    Remember the Alamo Singer: Willie Nelson; Writer: Jane Bowers