Rookie - 10 Points (1955 / Montgomery, Alabama)

Rebel Lancers - Poem by JOHNNY COBB

The youngest marching drill team in town
practiced hard so they won't call us prancers.
Who were these Confederate-clad school boys?
Montgomery's pride: the Rebel Lancers!

Only two patrol boys were selected
from each elementary school.
Available to just the sixth graders
these junior Johnny Rebs were cool.

We drilled each week to learn all our steps.
Would we be ready? ...only time would tell.
Our first parade was down in Dothan
at the Peanut Festival, we looked swell!

We practiced weekly 'til we did our best.
Marched in ten parades across the state.
Christmas parades and Mardi Gras, too
The Mobile-Gulf Shores trip was great.

Alabama's first woman governor
in '67 was Lurleen Wallace.
Marched in her inauguration parade
was the highlight of the year for us.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 1, 2010

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