Thomas Kane

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about a relatively unsung hero who stopped a senseless war with the Mormons

 

Thomas Kane

 

When danger started boiling up

In eighteen fifty-seven,

Buchanan sent an army on patrol,

Said Brigham Young was causing trouble

Better get there on the double,

And pressure Utah Territory

Back into the fold.

 

When the Mormon's learned about

The army marching toward them,

Destruction seemed to stare them in the eyes,

They thought they faced annihilation

from a Mormon-hating nation,

So their militia vowed to fight

'Til the last one dies.

 

Thomas Kane, Thomas Kane

Why don't we all know your name?

You stemmed the tide of blood

Across the plains,

You'd think that we should know you

From the gratitude we owe you

But you faded from our memory, Thomas Kane.

 

You were a man of honor, known

For gentle-hearted wisdom.

You shuttled back and forth between the two,

You walked through walls of anger

Past the raging face of danger,

And forged an everlasting peace

No one else could do.

 

Thomas Kane, Thomas Kane

Why don't we all know your name?

You stemmed the tide of blood

Across the plains.

You'd think that we should know you

From the gratitude we owe you

But you faded from our memory, Thomas Kane.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 15, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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