Billy – WEH
The old man told a story from his younger days
How his schooling it was curtailed
The boy became a man
Charming and quite dapper the photos do reveal
Gliding round the ballroom his eyes saw only one
Where have you been all my days’ darling Billy?
Where have you been all my days Billy boy?
Poland was invaded the second war did call
To serve his king and country the young man left the shore
For Burma and the Far East to fight the forgotten war
At Imphal and Kohima the young man saw it all
His star kept on shining and safely home was brought
To marry his dear sweetheart, Mary Celia Dunne
What did war do you darling Billy?
What did war do to you my Billy boy?
He served his time apprentice into the printing trade
He put away his dance shoes a family for to raise
Time passed so quickly the family all have grown
Homes, jobs, sweethearts, pathways of their own
What will you do all the day darling Billy?
What will you do all the day Billy boy?
As we said our goodbyes remembering what had gone
Football, bowls, Dahlias, holidays having fun
The photographs and memories they will linger on
He’s gone but not forgotten, farewell dear old man
What’ll we do all the days darling Billy?
What’ll we do all the day Billy boy?