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Lyr Add: Battle of Galveston

Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Apr 11 - 03:03 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Apr 11 - 03:05 PM
Charley Noble 21 Apr 11 - 08:29 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Apr 11 - 03:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Battle of Galveston
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 11 - 03:03 PM

Lyr. Add: The Battle of Galveston
Mrs. L. E. Caplen, Galveston
Air- The Harp that Once thro' Tara's Halls

'Twas on that dark and fearful morn
That anxious hearts beat high!
And many from their friends were torn
Beneath the wintry sky.
2
But hark! what cannon roar is that?
Terrific- but sublime-
Wafting some mortals to their graves,
Far from their Northern clime.
3
As the battle rag'd, voices high
Echoed along the shore-
For death or victory was nigh,
Amid the battle's roar.
4
The Yanks appeared to gain the ground-
Their hopes were sure and high-
Our little boats than hove in sight,
Which caused their men to cry.
5
Magruder, for example sake,
The cannon first did fire,
When soon their boats were made to quake-
When one embrac'd his sire.
6
But death had taken for his own
Their CAPTAIN- LEE- MONROE-
And many more they lost that day,
Whose deaths they'll long deplore.
7
But were we favored? Sure we were,
For victory was ours!
But death had stolen our gallant WIER;
Our tears did fall in showers.
8
Another one- deserving most-
The brave and noble son!
SHERMAN! thy country's pride! is lost-
A death most nobly one.
9
Come, all ye people, far and near,
Example you must take-
For Texas men and women are
Heroes for country's sake!

The 'cottonclads' defeated the Northern force. Galveston remained Confederate after that.

Allan's Lone Star Ballads. A Collection of Southern Patriotic Songs Made During Confederate Times
Francis D. Allen, Burt Franklin, New York.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Battle of Galveston
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 11 - 03:05 PM

one should be won. verse 8


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Battle of Galveston
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Apr 11 - 08:29 PM

Q-

I can see you're hard at work with another thematic song thread.

The only Galveston ballad I know of has to do with the hurricane and flood.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Battle of Galveston
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Apr 11 - 03:06 PM

Charley, there are few old ballads about Galveston, but this thread has a whole mess of songs mentioning Galveston or that part of coastal Texas.
Galveston Songs

A couple more old Confederate songs that I might post later, but not of any real interest.


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