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    [Texas Rangers]. Manuscript Song: "Texas Rangers," circa 1874. Four integral pages, 5" x 8", n. p. This classic American folk song appeared sometime after the Civil War, purportedly written by a fifteen year old boy of the Arizona Brigade. Initially the song talked of fighting "Yankees," but in 1874 was adapted to represent hostile Indians.

    This copy is comprised of eight stanzas handwritten in purple ink. The lyrics are somewhat different from modern versions of the song and tell the tale of a young man who joins the Rangers against his mother's wishes. On the trail to their "station" they are attacked and slaughtered by Indians. Unevenly toned. Edges are chipped. Some of the text is faded along the horizontal fold, but is still legible.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    21st Saturday
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