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The Captains and the Kings lyrics

  • Artist: Philip Chevron
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The Captains and the Kings

I remember in September, when the final stumps were drawn,
And the shouts of crowds now silent when the boys to tea were gone.
Let us, oh Lord above us, still remember simple things,
When all are dead who love us, Oh the Captains and the Kings,
When all are dead who love us, Oh the Captains and the Kings.
 
We have many goods for export, Christian ethics and old port
But our greatest boast is that the Anglo-Saxon is a sport
On the playing field of Eton we still do thrilling things
Do not think we leave or weaken, up the captains and the kings
Do not think we leave or weaken, up the captains and the kings
 
Far away in dear old Cyprus, or in Kenya’s dusty land,
We all bear the white man’s burden in many a strange land.
As we look across our shoulder, in West Belfast the school bell rings,
And we sigh for dear old England, and the Captains and the Kings.
And we sigh for dear old England, and the Captains and the Kings.
 
As I wandered in a nightmare all around Great Windsor Park,
Now what you think I found there as I stumbled in the dark?
It was an apple half-bitten, and sweetest of all things,
Five baby teeth had written of the Captains and the Kings.
Five baby teeth had written of the Captains and the Kings.
 
By the moon that shines above us in the misty morning night
Let us cease to run ourselves down and praise God that we are white
And better still we're English, tea and toast and muffin rings
And old ladies with stirned faces and the captains and the kings
And old ladies with stirned faces and the captains and the kings
 
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