I Say “Steady On Old Chap”
Shaking hands we are accustomed to.
Most people find that quite acceptable
But introducing something new
can makes us feel uncomfortable
To greet friend with a warm embrace.
Seems somehow alien to Englishmen.
Not quite the done thing; out of place
Though fashions do change now and then.
Perhaps in time we’ll learn to be more free
and hug our friends affectionately.