Warrior of Alamo

by John the Silent

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A home recording of the song "Warrior of Alamo"
Music by Joel David Weir, Lyrics by Joel Weir and Maria Reynolds Weir
For Dean Weir, 10th all time scorer for the Alamo Warriors, and undisputed Killer of the Cottonmouth of Yountsville


He wasn't supposed to make it
maybe that's why he lived like he did
like a dust bowl miracle baby
but the only ones who knew were his wife and his kids
So I got in on the secret
one day on a bike ride
down to sugar creek, we stopped for a drink
at the spring when he looked me in the eye

He said son, there's something you need to know about me
you see this is where I was born, but its not where I'm from
you'll get it when you get old enough to feel it
cause see you got it too - here's a little clue

I'm the killer of the cottonmouth of Yountsville
I just threw my scout knife straight and true
and I knew that snake was dead (and them white sheets turned to red)
Don't you ever doubt your daddy, don't ya know
I'm the Warrior of Alamo

It was never for attention, or for any grand human cause
in the crucible of the sixties he kept the type straight and lights on
but when a friend of a different color was turned down away at the country club
he just built his own establishment, called it the house of simple love

Two youngest sons
one born fast and furiously
the other late and long
the apple from daddys tree
don't have far to fall
don't have far to go
but in case that snake shows up again
i'll teach you how to throw


released June 14, 2013



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