In WORLD War One, when things were bad, and England needed men,
We rallied to our countries flag - Rhodesians answered then.
And many asked us as we went, "Whose battle do you fight?"
"Our country needs us", we replied, and fought with all our might
And some came back, but hundreds not; but you must understand
We didn't fight for fun, my lad, we fought to save our land.
Two decades passed and once again the call to arms went out.
Rhodesians answers as before = was ever there a doubt ?
Where did we go ? Why everywhere! On land and air and sea,
We fought in every battle and helped to set men free.
And some came back, but thousands not; but you must understand
We didn't fight for fun, my lad, we fought to save our land
The years rolled by, and once again, the battle cry is made
This time Rhodesians fight alone - few come to our aid.
Both young and old, both black and white, we'll keep our country free
And make it safe for everyone - not just for you and me
Yes, some will live, and some will not, but you must understand
It isn't any fun, my lad, to fight to save our land.
Sydney E. Lassman, Rhodesia