Leadership

WHEN THEY RAN WITH THE OLD MACHINE.

Issue 54 and Volume 1894 15.

WHEN THEY RAN WITH THE OLD MACHINE. Brave relics of the past are we— Old firemen staunch and true, We’re thinking now of the days gone by And all that we’ve gone through. Through fire and flame they made their way And dangers we have seen, We never can forget the time When we ran with the Old Machine. No rival could approach us then In valor or in speed, And often we have taken part In many a daring deed. The fire-bell was the bugle-cry T hat brought us to the scene. When lives were saved and dangers braved When we ran with the Old Machine. In numbers now we are but few, A host have passed away, But still we’re happy, light and free— Our spirits ne’er decay. We often sigh for those old days, Whose mem’ry we kept green, Oh, there was joy for man and boy,…

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