The barrack-room ballads of Rudyard Kipling
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The barrack-room ballads of Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling
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A passage from the book... 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, so white?" said Files-on-Parade. "I'm dreadin' what I've got to watch", the Colour-Sergeant said. For they're hangin' Danny Deever, you can hear the Dead March play, The regiment's in 'ollow square-they're hangin' him to-day; They've taken of his buttons off an' cut his stripes away, An' they're hangin' Danny Deever in the mornin'.What makes the rear-rank breathe so 'ard?" said Files-on-Parade. "It's bitter cold, it's bitter cold", the Colour-Sergeant said. "What makes that front-rank man fall down?" said Files-on-Parade. "A touch o' sun, a touch o' sun", the Colour-Sergeant said. They are hangin' Danny Deever, they are marchin' of 'im round, They 'ave 'alted Danny Deever by 'is coffin on the ground; An' 'e'll swing in 'arf a minute for a sneakin' shootin' hound- O they're hangin' Danny Deever in the mornin'!

Table of Contents
  • BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS
    • Dedication: To T. A.
  • First Series (1892)
    • Danny Deever
    • Tommy
    • Fuzzy-Wuzzy
    • Soldier, Soldier
    • Screw-Guns
    • Cells
    • Gunga Din
    • Oonts
    • Loot
    • 'Snarleyow'
    • The Widow at Windsor
    • Belts
    • The Young British Soldier
    • Mandalay
    • Troopin'
    • The Widow's Party
    • Ford o' Kabul River
    • Gentlemen-Rankers
    • Route Marchin'
    • Shillin' a Day
  • Second Series (1896)
    • 'Bobs'
    • 'Back to the Army Again'
    • 'Birds of Prey' March
    • 'Soldier an' Salor Too'
    • Sappers
    • That Day
    • 'The Men that fought at Minden'
    • Cholera Camp
    • The Ladies
    • Bill 'Awkins
    • The Mother-Lodge
    • 'Follow Me 'Ome'
    • The Sergeant's Weddin'
    • The Jacket
    • The 'Eathen
    • 'Mary, Pity Women!'
    • For to Admire
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