SAM SMALL
GOES TO THE ROSE BOWL

by
Paul Gerard Smith

  The Game at the Rose Bowl is quite an event,
And tickets are much in demand.
There are millions of folks 'oo would like to attend,
But the stand only holds eighty grand.

Now, General 'Orace Fitz Morris McCoy,
Was given a seat to the game,
'E wanted to go but 'e couldn't because,
'E'd a previous date with a dame.

The ticket wos marked "Use the W gate
Tunnel nine, section seven, Box B
Aisle two 'undred and ten, Lower level Row 8
And finally seat twenty-three."

'Twas a very fine seat, and Fitz Morris McCoy
Could 'ave sold it again and again
But a surge of bon homme inspired 'im instead
To give it to one of the men.

"Call all of the boys to attention," 'e roared
And 'is order wos promptly obeyed
Then 'e looked at them all in 'is fatherly way
And said, "Men of the Seventh Brigade
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