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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 30. Shake Hands, We Shall Never Be Friends; Give Over


Shake hands, we shall never be friends; give over:
        I only vex you the more I try.
Alls wrong that ever Ive done or said,
And nought to help it in this dull head:
        Shake hands, goodnight, goodbye.

But if you come to a road where danger
        Or guilt or anguish or shames to share,
Be good to the lad that loves you true
And the soul that was born to die for you,
        And whistle and Ill be there.



Alfred Edward Housman


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