by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

Oh stay at home, my lad, and plough
Language: English 
Oh stay at home, my lad, and plough
  The land and not the sea,
And leave the soldiers at their drill,
And all about the idle hill
  Shepherd your sheep with me.

Oh stay with company and mirth
  And daylight and the air;
Too full already is the grave
Of fellows that were good and brave
  And died because they were.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
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