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Lyr/Chords Req: The Alamo

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO
THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO


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wildlone 12 Sep 99 - 07:36 AM
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Subject: Allamo
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:36 AM

Can anyone out there help me find a song I heard some time ago,I seem to remember the chorus as Hey Santa Anna there killing your soldier's below so the whole of Texas will know and remember the Allamo.thanks.WL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: poet
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:30 AM

180 were challenged by Travis(?) to die
by a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh
those that stepped over the line were for glory
those that stepped back never tried
and over the line stepped one hundred and seventy nine

chorus
hey hey heyup santianna they're killing your soldiers below
and the rest of texas will know
and remember the Alamo.

jim Bowie lay dying his blood and his powder were dry
his knife at the ready to take him a few in reply
young davy Crocket lay laughing and dying the blood and the sweat in his eyes
for texas and freedom no man was more ready to die
chorus




thats the first two verses and chorus if the third verse comes back into my head for a visit i'll post it


Graham Hyett(Guernsey)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: poet
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:40 AM

a courier returned to a battle once bloody and loud
and found only skin and bones where he once left a crowd
fear not little darling of dying though the world be sobbing and free
for we'll fight and we'll die for as long as liberty be ee

corus twice and close

im sorry! no chords i sang it accupela

Graham

A bit of good old american smaltz but it dont half stir the blood(AKA Lager)when you sing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:48 AM

Cheers Poet,Isaw your ref to Poole in another thread I come from Sherborne.Is Dorset taking over Mudcat.WL.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Remember the Alamo^^
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 09:08 AM

It's been a while since I've done chords and lyrics. Hope this works.
  G~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~D~~~~~~~~~~~G~~~~~~~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~~~G
One hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~D~~~~~~~~~~~~G~~~~~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~~~~~~~G
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh
C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G
Those that stepped over the line were for glory
C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G
Those that would live better fly
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~D~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G~~~~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~~G
And over the line stepped one hundred and seventy nine

chorus
C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G
Heyup Santianna they're killing your soldiers below
C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G
So the rest of Texas will know
C~~~~~~D~~~~~~~~~~G
And remember the Alamo.

Here are the lyrics as found on the Kingston Trio lyric site. http://home.att.net/~kingstontrioplace/lyricsor.htm

REMEMBER THE ALAMO
Jane Bowers

A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die.
A line that he drew with his sword when the battle was nigh.
"The man who would fight to the death cross over
but he who that would live better fly,"
And over the line stepped a hundred and seventy-nine.

Chorus:
Hi! Up! Santa 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,
And young Davy Crockett was smilin' and laughin'.
The challenge was fierce in his eye.
For Texas and freedom, a man more than willin' to die. CHO:

A courier sent to the battlements, bloody and loud.
With words of fare well in the letters he carried were proud.
"Grieve not, little darlin', my dyin'
If Texas is sovereign and free.
We'll never surrender and ever will liberty be!"

Remember the Alamo! Remember the Alamo! Remember the Alamo!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 12:55 PM

many thanks Roger,and to all at mudcat.I have not been using mudcat very long but I keep coming here all the time .WL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: bobby's girl
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 05:40 PM

Hi wildlone

I haven't been mudcatting long either, but the Dorset takeover continues, I'm from Portland, Dorset - the original, not one of the many others around the world.


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Subject: Lyr Add: REMEMBER THE ALAMO (from Johnny Cash)
From: Gene
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:55 PM

Johnny Cash did a similar version:


REMEMBER THE ALAMO
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


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: wildlone
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 01:25 PM

Thanks Gene.I owe you ALL ONE .wl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: poet
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 07:20 PM

Sorry but although i once lived in Swanage (briefly) I cant claim Dorset. I was waiting for the Ferry to Guernsey.

Graham


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 08:21 PM

I'm a sucker for minor chords so I use d a d a d a d a d g d em f#m d a d a d g f#m em f#m a d Makes it a bit more interesting I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 08:27 PM

Donovan Leitch, of all people, has also recorded this song. Long long time ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: Rasta
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:25 AM

The late Marty Robbins did a haunting and quite different version of The Alamo which was used on the Soundtrack for the John Wayne movie (The Alamo )----In the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Anton theres a fortress all in ruin where the weeds have overgrown----you may see the cattle grazin where a century before Santa Annas guns were blazin and his cannons used to roar etc-- -- Rasta


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: Gene
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 10:45 AM

Previous POST/DISCUSSION of -

BALLAD OF THE ALAMO - *MARTY ROBBINS*


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:17 PM

Okay, this is an old thread, but I'm trying to put the songs I want to post where they belong, and the version I learned in Girl Scouts (Colorado, around 1968) is a little different. I think the last verse makes more sense, though.

THE ALAMO

A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die,
By the line that he drew with his sword when the battle was nigh,
Let them that would fight to the death step over,
And them that would live better fly.
And over that line stepped a hundred and seventy nine.

Ai-yah! Santy Ana, we're killing your soldiers below,
So the rest of Texas will know,
and remember the Alamo.

Jim Bowie lay dying his powder was ready and dry;
From flat on his back, Bowie killed him a few in reply.
And young Davy Crockett was laughin' and smilin',
Old Betsy lay there by his side.
For freedom and Texas a man's more than willing to die.

Chorus

The courier said of the battle, "It's bloody and loud."
The words of farewell in the letters he carried were proud.
"Fear not, little darlin', my dying, if Texas is sovereign and free,
We'll never surrender and ever shall liberty be.

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:26 PM

Hey guys - I recognized this one as 211) THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO on MMario's missing tunes list. It's in the DT here. If anyone has a midi of the melody line, send it to Alan!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: balladeer
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:44 AM

Gene's version is the one I remember -- and sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: ol'troll
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:49 AM

The Kingston Trio recorded this on one of their very early albums.

My sons band does the Marty Robbins version.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: raredance
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 12:20 AM

The Kingston Trio version was originally on the "At Large" album. It is also on "Live At Newport" CD, "The Guard Years" 10 CD set and some of the compilations.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Allamo
From: mkebenn
Date: 10 Nov 00 - 07:43 AM

I believe this song was written by a lady named Jane Bowers, but the Trio credited it to John Bowers. BTW, Donovan did an interesting version of this, having Crockett "laughin' an' dyin'" Mike Bennett


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