"The Great Unknown" as written by and Elvis Costello....
They took old Danny Boy for a ride from the arms of his bride to be
Threw him into the murky waters by the dog biscuit factory
Quick dry the tears and stifle cheers as he sinks just like a stone
Footprints set in sentimental cement now burden down his bones
Lest we forget, here lies The Great Unknown

My, my, my Delilah, who's the butcher that you harbor?
Take the rich man to the cleaners and the strong man to the barber
From her face down to her torso, sort of gruesome only more so
Hooks and eyes, fingers and thumbs
Ladies and gentlemen here she comes, The Great Unknown

Where shall we sing at a wedding or a wake?
Whose name shall we cherish and for whose sake?

Now this year's cannon fodder tell the future general's jokes
They were keeping the home fires burning as we slipped out for a smoke
Though the VIPs sang "Wooden Heart", the band played "Hearts of Oak"

Where shall we sing at a wedding or a wake?
Whose name shall we cherish and for whose sake?

And here come the day, I shall perish all alone
Say here lies The Great Unknown


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"The Great Unknown" as written by Elvis Costello

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