True Origins of ‘The Eyes of Texas’

UT Austin released a Report about the song, but its historical origins are worse than it says.

I read UT’s Report about The Eyes of Texas song, which has multiple merits, such as its account of how the song has been performed for decades. However, it also has defects, including the account of its origins. Therefore, as a professor of history, I decided to research an accurate account of its origins. To me, the main issue was whether the song was written independently of…