Skyline Riders and Other Verses

“Everyone’s Friend”

Henry Lawson

“NOBODY’S enemy save his own”—
    (What shall it be in the end?)—
Still by the nick-name he is known—
    “Everyone’s Friend.”

“Nobody’s Enemy” stands alone
    While he has money to lend,
“Nobody’s Enemy” holds his own,
    “Everyone’s Friend”

“Nobody’s Enemy” down and out—
    Game to the end—
And he mostly dies with no one about—
    “Everyone’s Friend.”

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