Death of Davy Crockett

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To the memory of Crockett fill up to the brim
The hunter, the hero, the bold Yankee yeoman
Let the flowing oblation be poured forth to him
Who ne’er turned his back on his friend or his foeman
And grateful shall be
His fame to the free
For a bolder or better they never shall see
Fill! Fill! to the brave who for liberty bled
May his name and his fame to the last—Go ahead

When the Mexican leaguered thy walls, Alamo
‘Twas Crockett looked down on the war-storm’s commotion
And smiled, as by thousands the foe spread below
And rolled o’er the plain like the waves of the ocean
The Texans stood there
Their flag fanned the air
And their shot bade the foe try what freemen will dare
What recked they tho’ by thousands the prairie o’er spread
The word of their leader was still, Go ahead

They came like the sea-cliffs that laugh at the flood
Stood that dread band of heroes the onslaught repelling
Again! and again! yet undaunted they stood
While Crockett’s deep voice o’er the wild din was swelling
Go ahead!” was the cry
Let us conquer or die
And shame to the wretch, and the dastard who’d fly
And still, ‘mid the battle-cloud, lurid and red
Rang the hero’s dread cry–Go ahead! Go ahead

He fought, but no valor that horde could withstand
He fell but behold where the wan victor found him
With a smile on his lips, and his rifle in hand
He lay with his foemen heaped redly around him
His heart poured its tide
In the cause of his pride
A freeman he lived and a freeman he died
For Liberty struggled, for Liberty bled
May his name and his fame to the last—Go ahead

Then fill up to Crockett, fill up to the brim
The hunter, the hero, the bold Yankee Yeoman
Let the flowing oblation be poured forth to him
Who ne’er turned his back on his friend or his foeman
And grateful shall be
His fame to the free
For a bolder or better they never shall see
Fill! Fill! to the brave who for Liberty bled-
May his name and his fame to the last–Go ahead

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