Mandalay

By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea, There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me; For the wind…

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WhenEarth’s Last Picture Is Painted

When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,…

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The White Man’s Burden

Take up the White man’s burden — Send forth the best ye breed — Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need;…

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The Thousandth Man

One man in a thousand, Solomon says, Will stick more close than a brother. And it’s worth while seeking him half your days If you…

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The Ballad Of East And West

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;…

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If You Can Keep Your Head

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all…

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Gunga Din

You may talk o’ gin and beer When you’re quartered safe out ‘ere, An’ you’re sent to penny-fights an’ Aldershot it; But when it comes…

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Gentlemen Rankers

To the legion of the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned, To my brethren in their sorrow overseas, Sings a gentleman of England…

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Fuzzy Wuzzy

We’ve fought with many men acrost the seas, An’ some of ’em was brave an’ some was not: The Paythan an’ the Zulu an’ Burmese;…

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Danny Deever

“What are the bugles blowin’ for?” said Files-on-Parade. “To turn you out, to turn you out”, the Colour-Sergeant said. “What makes you look so white,…

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Boots Boots

We’re foot-slog-slog-slog-sloggin’ over Africa – Foot-foot-foot-foot-sloggin’ over Africa – (Boots-boots-boots-boots-movin’ up an’ down again!) There’s no discharge in the war! Seven-six-eleven-five-nine-an’-twenty mile to-day – Four-eleven-seventeen-thirty-two…

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