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Lighter Folklore: Singing about hell, the devil, evil (35) RE: Folklore: Singing about hell, the devil, evil 23 Jun 20

Wot, no "Hell in Texas"?

"The devil in hell they say he was chained,
And there for a thousand years he remained,
He neither complained, nor did he groan,
But decided to make a Hell of his own.
So he asked the Lord if he had any sand
Left over from making this great land.
The Lord he said, "Yes, I have plenty on hand,
But it's way down South on the Rio Grande...."

At least that's how I remember it from 1964. A poem originally, as in the Argentine (Kans,) Eagle (Aug. 19, 1892).

I believe it's also known as "Arizona."

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