Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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Through the echoing1 hills resounding, Hear the Texen hugles sounding;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas! Arouse from ev'ry hill and valley; List the hugle ! Rally ! rally !
Awake, awake, awake in Texas !
Chorus.
THE CAPTURE OF SEVENTEEN OF COMPANY H, FOURTH TEXAS CAVALRY.
Air—'• Wake Snakes and Bite a Biskit.'''
'Twas early in the morning of eighteen sixty-three,
We started out on picket, not knowing what we'd see;
The bridge we knew was floating. If the Yankees should
pursue, We knew we should be captured if running we'd not do.
To stop and give them battle, we never tho't of it— The shot at us did rattle, so we tho't we'd better " git," The captain tried to rally us, and so did brave young Linn ; And Rader, too, with pistol drawn—Fenly next "put in."
Rainbolt, too, with angry words attempts to stop our flight, They tell us yet to stop with them, and give the Yankees
fight: They saw they could not stop us—to try it would be vain— So their only chance of safety was to give their steeds the
rein.
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