call me

up and at ’em boys he cried
play up! and play the game!
I’m going back to bed said I
and you should do the same

I have no time for fighting
the price is far too steep
so call me when it’s over
I’m going back to sleep

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  1. damommza

     /  April 29, 2012

    LOLZ!!! When i first read it, i thought it was about a baseball game!! Very good!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • Thank you. The line “play up! and play the game!” comes from a poem “Vitai Lampada” by Sir Henry Newbolt where it is used in terms of both sport and war. πŸ˜€

      • damommza

         /  April 30, 2012

        It also comes from The New York Yankees! “Play the Game” is in their TV commercial. Who knew they read Sir Newbolt! πŸ˜€

        • Just for my own amusement I checked, the poem was published in 1897, 4 years before the New York Yankees were formed, as the “Baltimore Orioles”, and 6 years before they moved to New York as the “New York Highlanders”, and 16 years before they became the “Yankees” πŸ˜†


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