Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Cavalier Tunes: Boot And Saddle

Poem by Robert Browning

Boot, saddle, to horse and away!
Rescue my Castle, before the hot day
Brightens to blue from its silvery gray,
(Chorus)
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!
Ride past the suburbs, asleep as you'd say;
Many's the friend there, will listen and pray
"God's luck to gallants that strike up the lay--
(Chorus)
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!"
Forty miles off, like a roebuck at bay,
Flouts Castle Brancepeth the Roundheads' array:
Who laughs, "Good fellows ere this, by my fay,
(Chorus)
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!"

Who? My wife Gertrude; that, honest and gay,
Laughs when you talk of surrendering, "Nay!
I've better counsellors; what counsel they?
(Chorus)
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!"


Comments about Cavalier Tunes: Boot And Saddle by Robert Browning

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/22/2020 10:51:00 AM)

    Boot, saddle, to horse, and away! "
    Forty miles off, like a roebuck at bay,
    Flouts Castle Brancepeth the Roundheads' array:
    Who laughs, " Good fellows ere this, by my fay, All the poets write from their own historical and natural context which may not appeal to others who live in another world. great poem. tony(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004