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Thread #13665   Message #113720
Posted By: Gene
12-Sep-99 - 07:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Alamo
Subject: Lyr Add: REMEMBER THE ALAMO (from Johnny Cash)
Johnny Cash did a similar version:

Words and music by Jane Bowers
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash" (1963)

A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die
By the line that he drew with his sword when the battle was nigh.
"Any man that will fight to the death, cross over, but if you want to live, you better fly"
And over the line went a hundred and seventy-nine.

CHORUS: Hey! Santy Anna, we're killin' your soldiers below,
That men wherever they go
Will remember the Alamo-o-o-o-o.

Ol' Bowie lay dyin'; his powder was ready and dry.
Flat on his back, Bowie killed 'im a few in reply.
And young Davy Crockett was singin' and laughin' with gallantry fierce in his eye,
For God and for freedom, a man more than willin' to die. CHORUS

They sent a young scout from the battlements, bloody and loud
With the words of farewell from a garrison valiant and proud:
"Grieve not, little darlin', my dyin', if Texas is sov'reign and free.
We'll never surrender and ever with liberty, be!" CHORUS