They grouped together about the chief And each one looked at his mate, Ashamed to think that Australian men Should meet such bitter fate! And black was the wrath in each hot heart And savage oaths they swore As they thought of how they had all been ditched By "Impregnable" Singapore.
In her vaunted place she squatted the sea On a base that was Maginot bred Her startled face looked up at the skies To the enemy planes o'erhead. Enemy planes; while ours were - where? That cry we had heard before Our hearts were wrung as it rose this time From beleaguered Singapore.
She brought forth death as her eldest child With defeat as her second son. Then she hung a white flag out on a staff To show that her task was done. And sick with rage the Australians stood, And God! how those Anzacs swore - Bennett and all his men alike - At the fall of Singapore.
Whose was the fault she betrayed our troops? Whose was the fault she failed!? Ask it of those who lowered the flag At once to the mast was nailed, Tell them we'll raise it on Anzac soil With hearts that are steeled to the core We swear by our dead and captive sons REVENGE FOR SINGAPORE!