Hace unos días os invitaba a escuchar una bonita canción de The Brothers Four ,"The green leaves of summer", ese post lo títulé el Álamo porque esa canción formaba parte de la banda sonora de esa película dirigida e interpretada por John Wayne que tiene como argumento la heróica batalla del Álamo en la que un grupo de independentistas tejanos se enfrentaron al ejercito mejicano. Uno de los protagonistas era el cantante Frankie Avalon que grabó un disco con varios temas de esa película. Disfrutar de la balada del Álamo. Por si hay algún aficionado al Karaoke aquí va también la letra.
In the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Antone,There's a fortress all in ruin that the weeds have overgrown.
You may look in vain for crosses and you'll never see a one,But sometime between the setting and the rising of the sun,
You can hear a ghostly bugle as the men go marching by;You can hear them as they answer to that roll call in the sky:
Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a hundred eighty more;Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie, present and accounted for.
Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:"Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo."
Well, the men came from Texas and from old Tennessee,
And they joined up with Travis just to fight for the right to be free.
Indian scouts with squirrel guns, men with muzzle loaders,
Stood together heel and toe to defend the Alamo.
"You may never see your loved ones," Travis told them that day.
"Those that want to can leave now, those who'll fight to the death, let 'em stay."
One hundred and eighty five holdin' back five thousand.
Five days, six days, eight days, ten; Travis held and held again.
Then he sent for replacements for his wounded and lame,
But the troops that were comin' never came, never came, never came.
Twice he charged, then blew recall. On the fatal third time,
Santa Anna breached the wall and he killed them one and all.
Now the bugles are silent and there's rust on each sword,
And the small band of soldiers lie asleep in the arms of The Lord.
In the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Antone,
There's a fortress all in ruin that the weeds have overgrown.