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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

2.

And now the Tempest sweeps the land
With bloody sword and fiery brand;
Yet, nought dismayed, the storm we brave,
And check the onslaught of his wave:
Hence fear thee not, dear Texan Land,
Thy safety lies in trusty hand;
For firm will stand 'gainst every foe
Thy Vanguard of the Alamo!

3.

Our task is done : the enemy's might
Is crippled by our gallant fight.
And the example we have set
Thy sons not lightly will forget:
Hence fear thee not, dear Texan Land,
Thy safety lies in trusty hand,
E'en though the foe should overthrow
Thy Vanguard of the Alamo!

4.

<poem>And when—all danger overpast— Proud Vict'ry smiles on thee at last, When laurel-twined, young, fair and strongs Thou stand'st thy sister-states among: Forget thou not, dear Texan Land, The grave-mounds of our little band, But gladden through thy trumpets' blow Thy Vanguard of the Alamo!

[Curtain.]