Life to be sure
Is nothing much to lose
But young men think it is
And we were young
I read those lines and think of Frank Taylor. I’m also reminded of my English teacher who used to bound into the class reciting a verse which he said was Housman’s:
What! Still alive at 22
A fine upstanding chap like you
Like as not you won’t be glad
When they come to hang you lad.
He was teasing us; it’s a parody. I’d like to know who wrote it.