Anonymous English Home Poems
- 1. This Pig Went To Market
This pig went to market,
That pig staid at home;
This pig had roast meat,
That pig had none;
- 2. 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.
- 3. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
WHILE going the road to sweet Athy,
While going the road to sweet Athy,
- 4. The Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe
COME all ye lads and lassies and listen to me a while,
And I-ll sing for you a verse or two will cause you all to smile;
It-s all about a young man, and I-m going to tell you now,
How he lately came a-courting of the Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe.