Anonymous English Head Poems
- 1. 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.
- 2. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
WHILE going the road to sweet Athy,
While going the road to sweet Athy,
- 3. Allalu Mo Wauleen (the Beggar-s Address To His Bag)
GOOD neighbors, dear, be cautious,
And covet no manâ??s pounds or pence.
Ambitionâ??s greedy maw shun,
And tread the path of innocence!
- 4. Amergin
I AM the wind which breathes upon the sea,
I am the wave of the ocean,
I am the murmur of the billows,
I am the ox of the seven combats,
- 5. Nell Flaherty-s Drake
MY NAME it is Nell, right candid I tell,
And I live near a dell I neâ??er will deny,
I had a large drake, the truth for to spake,
My grandfather left me when going to die;