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For Johnny by John Purdy

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For Johnny
by John Pudney

Do not despair
For Johnny-head-in-air;

He sleeps as sound
As Johnny underground.

Fetch out no shroud
For Johnny-in-the-cloud;

And keep your tears
For him in after years.

Better by far
For Johnny-the-bright-star,

To keep your head,
And see his children fed.