A Song of Texas 422t
Tune: S. W. Palmer and Rev. Henry Smith Rees, 1859
Alto: Mrs. Anna L. (Cooper) Blackshear, 1902
Meter: 11s,8s (11,8,11,8)
Away here in Texas, the bright, Sunny South,
The cold storms of winter defy;
The dark, lurid clouds that envelop the North,
Scarce darken our beautiful sky.
Away here in Texas, the sun shines so bright,
The stars in their beauty appear;
The full moon in splendor illumines the night,
And the seasons roll round through the year.