In the meantime Mexico had sent many of her jailbirds to settle in Texas.
Was she goin' to stand by and see her only nephew marry into a family of jailbirds?
Men, you are jailbirds as you say, but you are American seamen.
They were firm in demanding that no "jailbirds" be sent them.
Nearer land they were given, like the jailbirds they were, to "hopping the twig."