AWAKE! TO ARMS IN TEXAS!

Air—“Dixie.”

Hear ye not the sound of battle,
Sabre clash and musket rattle?
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Hostile footsteps on your border;
Hostile columns tread in order;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!

Chorus.—O, fly to arms in Texas! to arms! to arms!
From Texas land we’ll rout the band
That comes to conquer Texas—
Awake, awake, and rout the foe from Texas.

See the red smoke hanging o’er us;
Hear the cannon’s booming chorus;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
See our steady columns forming;
Hear the shouting—hear the storming,
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Chorus.

All the Northmen’s forces coming;
Hark! the distant rapid drumming:
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Prouder ranks than theirs were driven,
When our Mexic ties were riven;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas.
Chorus.

Gird your loins, with sword and sabre;
Give your lives to freedom’s labor;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
What though ev’ry heart be sadden’d—
What though all the land be redden’d—
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Chorus.

Shall this boasting, mad invader,
Trample Texas and degrade her?
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
By our fathers’ proud example,
Texas soil they shall not trample;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Chorus.

Texans! meet them on the border;
Charge them into wild disorder;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Hew the vandals down before you,
Till the last inch they restore you;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Chorus.

Through the echoing hills resounding,
Hear the Texan bugles sounding;
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Arouse from ev’ry hill and valley;
List the bugle! Rally! rally!
Awake, awake, awake in Texas!
Chorus.