Your Name

Your Name

You got it from your father
It was all he had to give
And right gladly he bestowed it
Its yours as long as you may live.
You may lose the watch he gave you
And another you may claim
But whenever you are tempted
Be careful of his name.

It was fair the day you got it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there.
Through the years he proudly wore it
To his father he was true
And that name was clean and spotless
When he passed it on to you.

Oh, there’s much that he has given you
That he values not at all
He has watched you break many toys
In the days that you were small.
You lost the knife he gave you
And you caused him many a pain
But you’ll never hurt your father
If you’re careful of his name.

Its yours to wear forever
Yours as long as you may live
Yours perhaps some distant morning
Another boy to give.
And you’ll smile with pride and
pleasure
As you look down on that baby there
Its a good name and a clean name
You are giving him to wear.

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