Hell In TexasS

Hell In TexasS Scenic


Stock #: 42819
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Scenic
State: Texas (TX)
Publisher: E. C. Kropp Co.
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 thousan years he there remained. He neither complained nor did he groon, 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 it, old boy, the stuff is real poor, But you're welcome to it and plenty more." So the evil went down to look at the truck Andsaid if he took it as a gift he was stuck, For after exaining it carefully and well He concluded the place was too dry for a hell. So in order to get it off His hand, TheLord promised to water the land, For He had some water or rather some dregs Rather cathartic and smelled 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 himsle, "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 foods He lengthened the horns of the Taxas steers And put an addition to the rabbit's ears. He put a little devil in the broncho steed And poisoned the feet ofthecentipede. Therattlesnake bites you, the scorpion stings, The mosquito delights you with his buzzing wings. Sand-burs cause you to jig and dance, And thosewho 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 is one hundred and the, Too hot for the Devil, too hot for the men. And all should be mavericks unless they bore marks and scratches, or bites by the score. Go see for yourself and you can tell Tis a hell of a place he has for a hell.