Yinz Inspiration


This day is called the Stand of Yinzers

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,

Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,

And rouse him at the name of Yinzer.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,

Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Yinzer’

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.

And say ‘These wounds I had on Yinzers day.’

Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,

But he’ll remember with advantages

What feats he did that day: then shall our names.

Familiar in his mouth as household words

TehJim the coach , Papuga and Spoon,

Lunchbox and Remedy, Sager and Chachi,

Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d.

This story shall the good man teach his son;

And Yinzers shall ne’er go by,

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remember’d;

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

For They to-day that sheds Their blood with me

Shall be my Friend; be they ne’er so vile,

This day shall gentle his condition:

And people in pittsburgh now a-bed

Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

ps i claim no credit for this.

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