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Lone Star Rangers

Updated on September 16, 2014

By: Wayne Brown


Since 1823, we’ve worn the badge and Texas trails we’ve ridden

Ride a horse, track a man, and fight and shoot; we ain’t a-kiddin’

We’ll take on any assignment and we’ll ride straight to the dangers

We are one of a kind; they call us ‘Texas Rangers




We fought Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians cross Texas plain

Went to war on the Rio Grande; put those Mexicans there in chains

We can track down any man, anywhere and face down bad strangers

We do what it is that we do best; they call us ‘Texas Rangers’



When ol’ Sam Bass was out robbin’ trains, they called us in by name

Said we had to shut Bass down and stop his deadly game

We tracked him down to Round Rock, him and all his gangsters

His shots missed, ours were true; don’t mess with ‘Texas Rangers’



John Wesley Hardin was a dreaded gunman; killed some forty men

The Rangers were sent out to corral him and bring back in again

We caught ol’ Hardin on a train before he could load his chambers

When you need it done and done right, send the ‘Texas Rangers’



We know these plains like the back of our hands, every single mile

We’ll go about our work with a focus but an easy sort of style

Not deterred by the elements, the gunfire, or the dangers

We can stand and face it all; we are the ‘Texas Rangers’



We don’t boast of our accomplishments; there ain’t no brag just fact

Goin’ after a man, sittin’ up or over the saddle; he’s comin’ back

We are the ready and just awaiting the call to face all dangers

When you need help, just send the best; send the ‘Texas Rangers’




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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @dallsd94444....Real times and tough ones too! WB

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Real people, with real stories. Perhaps why I enjoy Country Western music..! Thanks for sharing.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...There was the quick and there was the dead...not much choice else but storekeep and that could get ya killed. Those were some mighty wild times in the Old West! Thanks for the great comments Ken. WB

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Thank goodness the Wild West had these Texas Rangers to round up the bad guys and keep them out. The badge was a symbol that many respected and others just plum wanted to shoot it off their chests. I know if I had lived back then I would have been a Texas Ranger. I would have practiced my gun handling on these bad dudes fer sure.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas a great extent, in those days, I think you had to fight fire with fire. If a man was reasonably morale and upstanding, the fact that he would shoot another man in a heart beat might just be the right formula. Goodie-Two Shoes died in that world rather quick! Thanks for the read and the great comments! WB

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      I think a lot of folks think of 'rangers' as criminals with badges but then again, sometimes it takes this kind of person to 'run out the bad elements'. Well written as always and loved the videos!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @MartieCoetser...Glad you enjoyed it Martie. The Rangers have a rich history in Texas and still exist today as an entity of the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. It is a highly esteem position on the force for which few are selected. They are the elite of the elite you might say. When a Ranger gets called in, things are gonna happen! Thanks for the read and the poetry! WB

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      This was such an enjoyable read!

      I heard the strangest sounds in modern times

      Of horses rapidly running in a cloud of dust

      Gunfire boasting a worldwide triumph over crime

      Salute the Texas Rangers in Wayne Brown’s poem!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas know I'm just a "lemonade stand poet" writing simple rhymes bout things I understand. So glad you like them! I'll write more! WB

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      I love your poems. I think sometimes I would have felt very much at home living in the old West. I have no idea why!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @valeriebelew...Thank you Valerie! Glad you enjoy this stuff. I've written of just about everything except the top of the bar down at the saloon. I guess I'll soon need a new genre! Thanks for the good words! WB go, Texan Girl! The Rangers are a very proud part of the Texas Heritage as you well know. There's not enough that can be said about them! Thanks for the read and the good words! WB

      @SilverGenes...they were some tough hombres. They have a saying, "One riot, One ranger" that comes from a fight promotion held around Dallas. The prize fight was expected to draw a lot of people and promoters expected there could be trouble so they called the Rangers. When only one arrived, they ask him where the others were? He replied, "there's only one fight, right?" I definitely would not want to cross one. Thanks for your great comments! WB

      @tamsing4him...Hi! Great to see you around...been a while. Glad you enjoyed it. There's lot more, just look around! WB

      @GojiJuiceGoodness...Yes, that is neat. I found it on the web. You can see the artist name in the lower right corner but I cannot make it out. Whoever it is, they are definitely very talented! Thanks for the read! WB

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      GojiJuiceGoodness 7 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      Nice hub! I really like the picture at the top of your hub.

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      Tam 7 years ago from TN

      Wonderful! I enjoyed your hub tremendously.

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      SilverGenes 7 years ago

      That's a tough looking bunch! Criminals with badges - hmm. I guess they'd have to be considering what and who they were up against at times. Gee, I love this stuff - it's like watching a western :)

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      cosette 7 years ago

      the Texas Rangers are awesome! that was Boomhauer's secret, revealed on the last episode of King of the Hill, which was pretty cool. i was born in Texas and will always consider myself a Texas girl. yippee-ki-yay...

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Hi Wayne. I really love your old west stuff. You really capture the mood and feeling of the old west. Also, the old western music is comforting and soothing. Thanks for another good hub. (:v

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Micky Dee...some of them were described as "criminals with badges" at different times. They could be brutal if necessary. Thanks Micky...WB

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Pretty fast bunch of cowpokes! Looks like some folks I knew in the mountains a few years back. But these guys dress better. There were some great TV shows and movies about these guys. Great poetry Sir!