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The last run of the season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Happy Holidays! from your blogging team. We pulled together our own version of a favourite Christmas carol, with apologies to John Mason Neale who wrote the original version in 1853; and with apologies to Headmaster Joe Seagram whom we truly appreciate, but still make the subject of a little holiday teasing. Enjoy!

Good Joe Seagram did look out Christmas_at_KES2

On the feast of Stephen

When the snow lay round about

Deep and crisp and even.

Brightly shone the moon that night

Though the frost was cruel,

When a student came in sight

Racing past the school.


Hither, child, and stand by me.

If though knowst it, telling:

Yonder student, who is she?

Her snowgear is compelling.

Sir, she runs to catch the bus,

To the Martock trail, yon.

There she’ll don her skis and gloves

For biathlon.


Let’s get skis and let’s get boards,

Bring those passes hither.

Thou and I will hit the slopes

When we follow thither.

Headmaster and child went forth.

Forth they went together.

While the wind blew from the north

Dressed they were for weather.


Sir, the air is colder now

And the wind blows stronger.

My folks are coming soon to KES

I can ski no longer.

One more run, headmaster said

Then we will return.

How to carve Canadian snow:

the lesson must be learned.


In headmaster’s track he trailed

Carols he was humming

Through the fresh night air he sailed

A sense of peace o’ercoming

Therefore students of our school

Wealth or rank possessing

Always fit a last run in

Powder is a blessing.


Happy Holidays! from your blogging team. We'lll be back in early 2018!

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