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Barrack-Room Ballads. Rudyard Kipling

 When ′Omer smote ′is bloomin′ lyre,
 He′d ′eard men sing by land an′ sea;
 An′ what he thought ′e might require,
 ′E went an′ took, the same as me!

 The market-girls an′ fishermen,
 The shepherds an′ the sailors, too,
 They ′eard old songs turn up again,
 But kep′ it quiet, same as you!

 They knew ′e stole; ′e knew they knowed.
 They didn′t tell, nor make a fuss,
 But winked at ′Omer down the road,
 An′ ′e winked back, the same as us!

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