The crowd outside soon gathered and the ambulances came,
To carry off the body of a pawn lost in the game.
And the crowd they clapped and cheered and they sang their rebel song,
One soldier less to interfere where he did not belong.
But will the children growing up learn at their mothers’ knees
The story of the soldier who bought their liberty?
Who used his youthful body as a means towards an end,
Who gave his life to those who called him murderer not friend.