March 2, 2015 – I’ll Bet You a Lone Star Beer That You Cannot

– I’ll bet you a Lone Star beer that you cannot sing the state song of Texas. Or at least the first verse and chorus. Unless you attended Texas A&M or Baylor University chances are you do not know the words.  Those two universities sing Texas Our Texas, not to be confused with the school that sings I’ve Been Working on The Railroad,prior to football games.

It is Texas Independence Day where just a piece down the road over yonder at Washington on the Brazos the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Texans, as the group of men referred to themselves, signed a declaration of independence from Mexico 175 years ago today for what? Freedom only gives you partial credit. Freedom to do what?

The country of Mexico wanted to stop the immigration of white people coming from The United States into Texas. These would be people searching for a better life and willing to travel over uncharted, Indian infested lands to do so.  But these white settlers brought slaves.  Slavery had been outlawed in Mexico in 1829. Therefore, those immigrants who brought slaves were breaking the law of the land. Ironic, isn’t it today?

Happy Birthday, Texas! And Happy Birthday to The Sound of Music movie which appear 50 years ago today.  The Hills Are Alive with Smell of Brisket!

“Texas , Our Texas

by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright

Texas , Our Texas ! All hail the mighty State!

Texas, Our Texas ! So wonderful so great! Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev’ry test O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.


Texas , Our Texas ! Your freeborn single star, Sends out its radiance to nations near and far, Emblem of Freedom! It sets our hearts aglow, With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.


Texas, dear Texas ! From tyrant grip now free, Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny! Mother of heroes, we come your children true, Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.            


God bless you Texas!  And keep you brave and strong, That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

  God bless you Texas !  And keep you brave and strong, That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

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