Come all you Texas Rangers, wherever you may be
A story I will tell you that happened unto me,
My name is nothing extra; the truth to you I'll tell,
I am a roving Ranger, and I'm sure I wish you well.
'Twas at the age of sixteen; I joined this jolly band.
We marched from San Antonia, unto the Rio Grande.
Our Captain he informed us, perhaps he thought it right,
Before you reach the station boys, said he, "you'll have to fight".
I saw the Injins comeing, I heard them give the yell;
My feelings for one moment, no tongue can ever tell.
I saw their glittering lances like arrows round my head.
My heart it sank within me, my courage almost fled.
We fought them nine hours, before the strife was o'er.
The likes of the dead and wounded, I never saw before.
Six as noble Rangers as ever trod the west
Lay burried by thier comrades; sweet peace to be thier rest.
I thought of my dear old mother, who in tears to me did
Perhaps they are all strangers, with me you'd better stay.
But I thought her old and childish and that she did not know.
My mind bent on soldiering and I was bound to go.
Perhaps you ahve a mother, likewise a sister too.
And perhaps you have a sweet heart; to grieve and mourn for you.
If this be your condition; and you may wish to roam,
I advise you by experience you'd better stay at home.
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