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Live and Let Live

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When you’ve been out ‘ere as long as I ‘ave,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You get to know the ropes and have a laugh,

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Keep’ yer ‘ead down aint enough for Fritz,

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You’ve got to show you can live and let live.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When Fritz has his breakfast, let ‘im be,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Then he’ll let you ‘ave your bacon an’ yer tea,

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But if you shells ‘im when ‘e’s having grub,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He’ll pay ya double back and there’s the rub,

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 An’ when yer out at night lookin’ for straw,

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 If you sees Fritz then give ‘im some, and more,

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Then he’ll do the same and ease yer bed,

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Instead of aimin’ for yer ‘ead.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 An’ when it rains and raids is off,

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Send Fritz a joke and make ‘im laugh,

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 And when he fires and aims too high,

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 You shoot ‘im back but in the sky.

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Live and let live, that’s our way,

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 That way we live another day.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 “Eh? What’s that? My best memory?

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Of this whole long ruddy war?

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 It aint the medals. It aint the glory.

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 It was No Man’s Land. That first Christmas.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 In the snow. Playing Fritz at football.”

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/live-and-let-live/