Devil Came to Texas
The devil wanted a place on Earth
Sort of a summer home
A place to spend his vacation
wanted to roam.
So he picked out Texas
A place both wretched and rough
Where the climate was to his liking
the cowboys hardened and tough.
He dried up the streams in the canyons
And ordered no rain to fall
He dried up the
lakes in the valleys
Then bakes and scorched it all.
Then over his barren country
He transplanted shrubs from Hell.
cactus, thistle and prickly pear
The climate suited them well.
Now the home was much to his liking
But animal life,
he had none
So he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.
First he made the rattlesnake
forked poisonous tongue.
Taught it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow its young.
Then he made scorpions and
And the ugly old horned toad.
He placed spiders of every description
Under rocks by the side of the road.
he ordered the sun to shine hotter,
Hotter and hotter still
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old horned toad
Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom
As any creator would
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
that it was good.
'Twas summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear to rest.
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow
he took off his coat and vest.
"By golly," he finally panted,
"I did my job too well,
I'm going back to where I came
Texas is hotter than Hell!"