William Percy French

(1854 - 1920 / Elphin / Ireland)

William Percy French Poems

1. A Fairy Song 2/27/2015
2. To The West 4/7/2010
3. Andy Mcelroe 1/1/2004
4. If I Should Die Tonight 1/1/2004
5. Are Ye Right, There, Michael? 1/1/2004
6. Celestial Painting (Sunset At Renvyle) 1/1/2004
7. Remember Me 1/1/2004
8. The Mountains Of Mourne 1/1/2004
9. Gortnamona 1/1/2004
10. Abdul Abulbul Amir 1/1/2004
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Abdul Abulbul Amir

The sons of the Prophet are brave men and bold
And quite unaccustomed to fear,
But the bravest by far in the ranks of the Shah,
Was Abdul Abulbul Amir.

If you wanted a man to encourage the van,
Or harass the foe from the rear,
Storm fort or redoubt, you had only to shout
For Abdul Abulbul Amir.

Now the heroes were plenty and well known to fame
In the troops that were led by the Czar,
And the bravest of these was a man by the name
Of Ivan Skavinsky Skavar.

One day this bold Russian, he shouldered his gun
And donned his most truculent ...

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