Santy Anna

Santy Anna

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


O Santy Anna gained the day,
Hooray, Santy Anna!
He lost it once but gained it twice,
All on the plains of Mexico!

And Gen'ral Taylor ran away,
Hooray, Santy Anna!
He ran away at Monterey.
All on the plains of Mexico!

Oh, Santy Anna fought for fame,
And there's where Santy gained his name.

Oh, Santy Anna fought for gold,
And the deeds he done have oft been told.

And Santy Anna fought for his life,
But he gained his way in the terrible strife.

Ah, Santy Anna's day is o'er.
And Santy Anna will fight no more.

I thought I heard the Old Man say
He'd give us grog this very day.