Hell In Texas


Stock #: 36033
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Scenic
State: Texas (TX)
Publisher: E.C. Kropp Co.
Postmark: 1950
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Devil in Hell, we're told, was chained, And a thousand years he there remained. He neither complained nor did he groan, But determined to start a hell of his own. Where he could torment the souls of men, Without being chained in an underground pen. So he asked the Lord if he had on hand Anything left when He made this land. The Lord said, "Yes, I have plenty of land. But I left it down on the Rio Grande. The fact is, old boy, the stuff is real poor, But you're welcome to it and plenty more." So the Devil went down to look at the truck And said if he took it as a gift he was stuck, For after examining it carefully and well He concluded the place was too dry for a hell. So in order to get it off His hand, The Lord promised to water the land, For He had some water or rather some dregs. Rather cathartic and smelld like bad eggs. Hence the trade was closed and the deed was given And the Lord went back to His home in Heaven. The Devil said to himself, "I have all that is needed To make a good hell," and hence he succeeded. He began to put thorns all over the trees And mixed up the sand with millions of fleas. He scattered tarantulas along the roads; Put thorns on cactus and horns on toads. He lengthened the horns of the Texas steers. And put an addition to the rabbit's ears. He put a little devil in the broancho steed And poisoned the feet of the centipede. The rattlesnkae bites you, the scorpion stings, The mosquito delights you with his buzzing wings. Sand-burs cause you to jig and dance, And those who sit down will have ants in their pants. The Devil then said that throughout the land He'd arrange to keep up the Devil's own brand, The heat in the summer in one hundred and ten, Too hot for the Devil, too hot for the men. And all should be mavericks unless they bore. Marks and scatches, or bites by the score. Go see for yourself and you can tell "Tis a hell of a place he has for a hell.

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