The School Song

A Memory of Braintree

1. with Hearts close knit in comradeship, your lusty voices tune to praise:
And welcome him [& presumably her] with steadfast grip who speaks of school and happy days.
2. [in minor key] For whom shall every voice be still, in silent homage to the brave?
For those who stormed the tyrant's hill, and gazed on victory through the grave. [This obviously refers to WW-1 when BCHS lost "many".]
3 With buoyant youth's unwav'ring stride, We'll tread the path of common good:
Confound with mirth distainful pride, and live in one brave brother[&sister?]hood.
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Wonderfully Victorian [although of course the grand ol' Gal was dead by WW-1] and "charmingly" sexist. A memoir of a world that once was and never more shall be. M.S-M

A memory shared by Malcolm Stewart Morris , on Apr 23rd, 2014.

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