The Marathon Song

This is the way that the Marathon’s run
Run away, this away, run away, run.
There is the sound of the starting gun
Run all you people, line up and run!

Off we all go for the race has begun
Run away, this away, run away, run.
Out on the streets, the crowd’s having fun
Run all you people, line up and run!

Dressing as brides who have away run
Run away, this away, run away, run.
Or pantomime horses, bay, grey or dun.
Run all you people, line up and run!

People of all shapes some old and some young
Run away, this away, run away, run.
Sweating and panting all out in the sun
Run all you people, line up and run!

The miles are eaten up now one by one
Run away, this away, run away, run.
By the halfway point some runners are done
Run all you people, line up and run!

Grabbing at water or going with none
Run away, this away, run away, run.
The end is in sight as your legs weigh a ton
Run all you people, line up and run!

But at the finish where is everyone?
Run away, this away, run away, run.
All went the wrong way, so the race is rerun.
Run all you people, line up and run!

E.M. Swift-Hook

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