"CALL IT A DRAW”
A LANCASHIRE ODE TO THE KAISER. [Hr T. Clayton, in the ' Daily Express '] According to the Press tlto Herman Emperor is finding if, difficult r<> lievonr tiio master of Europe. It is staled ihai Ins Ambassador at Washington has sent out. feelers for pence, and. in football language, has stated that tlio Kaiser would like “to roll it a draw.” Milk’ it “a draw," Mr Kayser ! By gum. bud yo’an gotten a cheek. Pray, whorl dun yo’ tak’ us for, mister? A tcooin us is fagged ee.wfc an’ weak? My word, if to* do, yo’re mistaken, For oawr chaps are earn for a win ; An - th' match wryn’t bo drawn or abandoned Till they’ve marched throo th’ streets o’ Berlin. A draw, Mist or Kayser? Nowe, now", moil ! As lung as cr.wr chaps keep their feet It’s a fsyght to a finish or lunger— It’s a win, or a staggerin’ defeat. Eawr feenm. as yo’ know, is a scratched ’an ; Vf-y've poiked um tip hero an’ thecro; But yoTl find every chap as wey’vo signed oil Knows Ilf best way for th’ goalpcr-:? f" steer, Yo’ve prayed hard for th’ "Day," an’ yo' am (.'ttte.n it : Yo’vo toasted th' “ Day,” an’ it’s here ; An’ ye’ll find when th’ gam’s ore wi' an' finished As the map o' yoro country nil look queer. Wov’re playin’ vo’ th' match as vo’an axed for. An' th' winners arc yotue tcoom or rnip.-. An' to ram id a- "draw” fairly caps m;i— For tlf whistle's noun Llowed for hawitime. Yo' punched off a fore wey wore ready , Tore fonods kept runniif offside; Wey appealed when yo’ punched boa* f Belgium, For foul play way conna. abide. Yo’ managed to punch boa’ to Paris, An’ no doawi yo’ tliowt as yo'd .scooro ; Bud yo’ fun’ eawi eawr hacks quite ready. An’ fotched yore fonods to lh’ floor. N'iaw wey're dribblin' an’ herdin' an' screwin’ An' driviif v<•' lack, hit by bit, An' when eawr tecem's gotten their stride, mon, Fro’ midfield yo'l! soon hev to flit.. Mak’ it o. “draw"'. Mon, tlia'rl jokin ; Ax rh - “Tommies'' an' the’ ".lacks" id's afloat. An' they'll toll yo' they'll no budge an inch, mon, Or gooa hack on th’ pappor wo wroto. So.a buck up an’ feyght to a finish; Pack th' goal, if yo' con. i’ Berlin ; Bud vo'U find when yo’vo done a’ yo con do. Otvd England's a "ton to one" win. God np fro’ yore knees, Mister Kayser ; Donift cant abcawt culture tin' Clod. Woy’ve a ponalty kick up agon yo’ F,.r Lif wmm* yo'vo put under tlio sod. Vfcv’ve another for th’ childer yo’ tramped on, An’ one for Tcrmonda and Louvain; Timer's another for th' foul agon. Belgium, An' aw’ll bet. yo' wey shan’t shoot i' vain. An' then, when th’ gam’s ore wi' an’ finished, YoTl hev o' eawr exes to pay ; Ah’ aw’ll bet when yo’ro axed to pay th' bill, mon, Ye'll wish yo'd ne'er toasted “th’ Day."
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"CALL IT A DRAW”, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914
"CALL IT A DRAW” Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914
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