FAREWELL TO THE VETERANS
They donned their boots in the Great
Where the bravest battle and try,
But they now deserve a final rest,
And feign would say goodbye.
Their large legs grow tired and it
may be long
'Ere the goals again they see.
So, I put myself in a farewell song,
For the men who entertained me.
Their days were hard at the best of
And their dreams were there to share.
And bless them all for their big stout
And the myriad scars they bear.
God keep them straight as a man can
May they still strive, never to yield,
For the sake of the hearts that were
always so strong
For these men who walked tall in the
And a final word I leave you lads,
Of the blood of the never say die,
The crowd may call it a boast perhaps,
But they'd win or give all in the try,
And not for a buck, or the crowd's
Though ways to and end they may be,
But all from the heart,
For the colours they wore,
From these men courage came free.