daughters have grown up today
it now for sure,
They left upon the
To test the north's alure.
They'd ridden on that train before
When they were babies still
all that interested them then
paper cups to fill.
wonder if they've learned to see
Of changing scenes and moving sights
viewpoint sets to see.
suppose they realize
That just to watch, the land,
more of mankind's history
Than books can bring to hand.
That for this land they' re rolling
of battle swayed,
And movements of the peoples trailed
The paths the army made.
where they roll at ease on wheels
Men toiled to break the way,
wives and kids worked just as hard
From dawn to dying, day.
The work's not finished up at all
has scarce begun,
To younger hands and wiser heads
Their turn will finally come.
They'll meet a lot of
As shy as they can be,
Who cover up their reticence
With blustery deeds to see.
Their friendly hosts will use queer
Their cooking will be strange
But still we're all one people, girls
I would no item change.
Because, before your eyes laid out
customs, ancient all,
That blend to make this country great
And prove the world quite small.