As you leave us on this day
We had to find some words to say
So we thought and thought and decided thus
You deserved the best, you deserved a fuss.
So thank you so much for all your years
Working hard, blood, sweat and tears.
We know you've given us your best
and we know we've put you to the test.
Not only a colleague, but a very dear friend
We hope this isn't going to be the end.
You be sorely missed of that there's no doubt
There was so much you were knowledgeable about.
You've done your quota, you've played it well.
Now comes the time to say farewell.
You must not cry or protest too loud
You can't come back it's not allowed!
You're now forced the the discontent
Of living out your RETIREMENT.