Never ask a man where he’s from. If he’s from Texas, he’ll tell you; if not, there’s no sense in embarrassing him.

The above video contains all three verses of our beloved state song. And this link takes you to the latest “Talk Like a Texan” column in Texas Monthly that discusses the etymology and pronunciation of Jim Bowie, Bowie Knife, and David Bowie. And the video below is the hilarious “Five States of Texas” scene from the remarkable movie “Bernie.”

Happy Texas Independence Day!