Francis Henry Maynard

[Francis H. Maynard] (December 16, 1853 – March 28, 1926 / Iowa City)

Francis Henry Maynard Poems

1. The Streets of Laredo 7/7/2015

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The Streets of Laredo

As I rode down by Tom Sherman's bar-room,
Tom Sherman's bar-room so early one day,
There I espied a handsome young ranger
All wrapped in white linen, as cold as the clay.
'I see by your outfit that you are a ranger,'
The words that he said as I went riding by,
'Come sit down beside me, and hear my sad story,
I'm shot through the breast and I know I must die.

Then muffle the drums and play the dead marches;
Play the dead marches as I'm carried along;
Take me to the church-yard and lay the sod o'er ...

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