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TEN THOUSAND TEXAS RANGERS 145
On, ever onward, towards Fort Craig he sped the whole night through;
Though handicapped by a double load, he out­stripped the red-skins too.
Never will I forget that ride, en how at first day­break
We galloped out of the chaparral en entered the old fort gate.
TEN THOUSAND TEXAS RANGERS
By Alice Corbin
Written in March, 1917, at the time when Germany pro­posed to Mexico that they retake the "lost provinces " 0} Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Ten thousand Texas Rangers are laughin' fit to
kill At the joke of the German Kaiser, an' his fierce,
imperious will — For he sez, sez he, to the Mexican boob, hidin'
behind his beard, " Old Uncle Sam is an easy mark, or so I've always
heerd —
" Go up and take his cattle, and take a state or
two, — Texas, New Mexico, Arizone — don't stop before
you're through; For we shall make war together, and together make
peace," he said, Now ain't it a joke — so easy-like — as easy as
makin' bread I






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