Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yellow Rose of Texas

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Yellow Rose of TexasThe Center for American History at the University of Texas has an unpublished early handwritten version of the song, perhaps dating from the time of the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The author is unknown; the earliest published version, by Firth, Pond and Company of New York and dated September 2, 1858, identifies the composer and arranger as "J.K."; its lyrics are "almost identical" to those in the handwritten manuscript, though it states it had been arranged and composed for the vaudeville performer Charles H. Brown.
The song is based on a Texas legend from the days of the Texas War of Independence. According to the legend, a woman named Emily D. West — a mulatto, and hence, the song's reference to her being "yellow" — who was seized by Mexican forces during the looting of Galveston seduced General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico and commander of the Mexican forces. The legend credits her supposed seduction 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.

This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
Artist/Composer: U.S. Coast Guard Band
Keywords: Yellow Rose; Texas
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

AUDIO CREDIT: The U.S. Coast Guard Band

TEXT CTEDIT: The Yellow Rose of Texas (song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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