Now stand to your glasses steady,
the whole world is nothing but lies.
So here's to our friends dead already,
and here's to the next one who dies.
Take the firing pin from my kidney,
remove the flash-hider from my brain.
Remove the magazine spring from my AG,
and assemble my Chauchat again.
I know all veterans of the war have gone to their eternal leave, but if you are raisining a glass tonight raise another for them and those who followed.