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The Thin Red Line

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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line we are we are
We march through field and forest
To do the biding of King George
And stop the French from conquest

We're treated well we men of war
Our duty is to follow
King and Country our fight is for
We fight for every meadow

Many a wife and girlfriend too
We left as long as needed 
To go home fight the war we do
Together soon just me and you

Many a friend has long since gone
It causes grief and sorrow
We lift up a pint till there is none
England forever more

The Thin Red Line we are we are
We fight for King and Country
Let's have a toast let's shout HURRAH!
We march to near and far

©Rick Zablocki 2013

For Cyndi's Ho Hey Contest

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Very singable. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Many Congrats to you on your well deserved win. Excellent! AO

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Rick, Congratulations!! a very xool pub song poem... it was a joy coming back here to read all of Cyndi's expression of raising the roof winning poem... hugs and more hugs.. :-) ~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Rick, the poem sounds like fun. Congratulations with your pub song. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:42:00 AM
    Hurrah Rick, would be fun to sing--congrats!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Nice one, Rick. Congratulations on your win.-Red

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Nicely done. Betty

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 4:46:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Rick, and thanks for stopping by my blog! I only give suggestions to poems which truly SHINE. What you have is so good that I wanted MORE. I think there are another 2-3 verses in you... perhaps about the enemy, a battle- lost, then a battle- won and some mention of Louisburg or Nova Scotia, perhaps... and long after the treaty, the feeling between the French and English were antagonistic. Still, I felt my Canadian roots in this one! Way to go!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Beautiful, and so deep as a poem. Fighting for your country. God Bless Terry xoxo Congratulations for your win.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Awesome entry for the contest! For whatever reason when I think of "pub song", I always pictured it being kinda crude, but that's definitely not the case. You've captured the time period very well... best of luck!

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 6:17:00 AM
    This is an amazing and intriguing write my friend! I truly loved reading this wondrous poem here this morning! You have painted an incredible piece, one that was easy for me to visualize Rick! I felt I was there with these men toasting to the King and Country! What an outstanding poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 4:49:00 AM
    Very nice... good luck in the contest (looks like a winner here) ... Terry