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Moving On

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941)

Australian writer

Published in The Kia ora Coo-ee, May 1918
The Kia Ora Coo-ee was a magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East during WWI.

In this war we’re always moving,
Moving on;
When we make a friend another friend has gone;
Should a woman’s kindly face
Make us welcome for a space,
Then it’s boot and saddle, boys, we’re
Moving on.

In the hospitals they’re moving,
Moving on;
They’re here today, tomorrow they are gone;
When the bravest and the best
Of the boys you know “go west”,
Then you’re choking down your tears and
Moving on.

About the Author

See our page on Banjo Paterson. Includes a linked list of all his writing available on our website.

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