Monday, March 06, 2017

Music Monday ~ Remember the....

On this day, 6 March, in 1836: Battle of the Alamo. After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.

For Music Monday:
From Wikipedia

El Degüello is a bugle call, notable in the US for its use as a march by Mexican Army buglers during the 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo to signal that the defenders of the garrison would receive no quarter by the attacking Mexican Army under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

"Degüello" is a Spanish noun from the verb "degollar", to describe the action of throat-cutting. More figuratively, it means "give no quarter." It "signifies the act of beheading or throat-cutting and in Spanish history became associated with the battle music, which, in different versions, meant complete destruction of the enemy without mercy."

Marty Robbins' tribute to the battle:

My 2007 post on The Alamo is HERE.

Another archived post of mine, written after our visit to The Alamo and San Antonio is here.


R J Adams said...

Plaintive call of the bugle; was always a fan of Marty Robbins; just for a moment thought that was you in a Davy Crockett hat ;-)

(Put it down to my failing eyesight!)

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ LOL! Or put it down to my over-enthusiastic back-combing!