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Thread #67251   Message #3979367
Posted By: GUEST,George McLarty
27-Feb-19 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
When men boast of their honour
Of their faith and loyalty
Let us think of greyfriers bobby
Who could be as true as he

Mid the rugged Scottish mountains
Lived a shepherd long ago
Tending sheep whate’er the weather
Whether wind or rain or snow
He was tired but never lonely
Though he roamed both far and wide
For his faithful doggie bobby
Never left his masters side

But the shepherds growing older
Suffered great infirmity
All alone he fled to Edinburgh
There to die in poverty
But the faithful bobby followed
Only instinct was his guide
Till he found his ailing master
And he never left his side

When they buried bobbys master
Still he never left his side
By the grave in greyfriers churchyard
Bobby watched until he died
And the Edinburgh folk in wonder
For such faith is rare to see
Raised a statue in the city
To that doggy’s memory

And today man views his neighbour
With mistrust and hate and fear
Cold suspicion dark ambition
Seem to worsen every year
Will that day be ever dawning
When all men shall brothers be
We’ll a humble Scottish doggie
Shows the way to you and me