Anonymous English Poems
|1.||The Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe||1/1/2004|
|3.||Nell Flaherty’s Drake||1/1/2004|
|4.||High Diddle Diddle||1/1/2004|
|5.||Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye||1/1/2004|
|6.||Little Jack Horner||1/1/2004|
|7.||Allalu Mo Wauleen (The Beggar’s Address To His Bag)||1/1/2004|
|8.||Hush A By Baby||1/1/2004|
|9.||This Pig Went To Market||1/1/2004|
|10.||Dickery Dickery Dock||1/1/2004|
|11.||Jack And Gill||1/1/2004|
|13.||There Was An Old Woman||1/1/2004|
|15.||Three Wise Men Of Gotham||1/1/2004|
|17.||Bah, Bah, Black Sheep||1/1/2004|
|18.||I Know My Love||1/1/2004|
|19.||Boys And Girls Come Out To Play||1/1/2004|
|20.||Any Soldier To His Son||1/1/2004|
Comments about Anonymous English
Any Soldier To His Son
What did I do, sonny, in the Great World War?
Well, I learned to peel potatoes and to scrub the barrack floor.
I learned to push a barrow and I learned to swing a pick,
I learned to turn my toes out, and to make my eyeballs click.
I learned the road to Folkestone, and I watched the English shore,
Go down behind the skyline, as I thought, for evermore.
And the Blighty boats went by us and the harbour hove in sight,
And they landed us and sorted us and marched us "by the right".
"Quick march!" across the cobbles, by the kids who rang along
Singing "Appoo?" ...
Nell Flaherty’s Drake
MY NAME it is Nell, right candid I tell,
And I live near a dell I ne’er will deny,
I had a large drake, the truth for to spake,
My grandfather left me when going to die;
He was merry and sound, and would weigh twenty pound,
The universe round would I rove for his sake.
Bad luck to the robber, be he drunken or sober,
That murdered Nell Flaherty’s beautiful drake.