Yellow Rose of Texas

EloiseArt

Joined February 2013

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Sing it, Gene … Gene Autry, that is. Or maybe Mitch can get the band to play it again. I love that song! Reminds me of home. This song has spanned many years and many generations of Texans.
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The Lyrics:

There’s a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see,
No other lover knows her, only half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her; it like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part.
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Although not supported by history, the song “The Yellow Rose of Texas” is believed by some to have been based on a Texas legend from the days of the Texas War of Independence. According to the legend, Emily D. West (also known as “Emily Morgan”) was seized by Mexican forces during the looting of Galveston. She seduced General Antonio L�pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico and commander of the Mexican forces. The legend credits her supposed seduction of Santa Anna with lowering the guard of the Mexican army and facilitating the Texan victory in the Battle of San Jacinto waged in 1836 near present-day Houston. Santa Anna’s opponent was General Sam Houston, who won the battle literally in minutes, and with almost no casualties. Though the song dates back to this historic moment in time, Texas cowboys have sung it for years. And Texas-born women love nothing better than to receive a bouquet of yellow roses (Are you reading this, honey?).
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Although the yellow rose isn’t the state flower of Texas (the bluebonnet is the state flower), it is still often associated with Texas. The rose is lovely and a favorite for those of us with rose gardens. This photograph is un-retouched and unaltered. This image is a capture of the real beauty of the rose.
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