Serve `em all jolly well right, and I'd go and sing comic songs
on the ruins.
He still loved fighting and war, and his songs
were still all of war.
Far back in the twilight of history, at least 1,700 years before Christ, the Chinese people sang their songs
of kings and feudal princes good or bad, of husbandry, or now and then songs
with the more personal note of simple joys and sorrows.
Let the songs
be loud and cheerful, and not chirpings or pulings.
Tis night: now only do all songs
of the loving ones awake.
She so bewitched them with her plaintive songs
and her wonderful beauty that they forgot everything else to gaze up at her, and so they presently drifted among the broken reefs and were lost.
Into all of their songs
they would manage to weave some- thing of the Great House Farm.
And there arose one who became a singer of songs
for the king.
Thus with songs
and jesting and laughter that echoed through the deeper and more silent nooks of the forest, the night passed quickly along, as such merry times are wont to do, until at last each man sought his couch and silence fell on all things and all things seemed to sleep.
of pleasant stations beside the salt lagoons, The song
of blowing squadrons that shuffled down the dunes, The song
of midnight dances that churned the sea to flame-- The Beaches of Lukannon--before the sealers came!
By 'language embellished,' I mean language into which rhythm, 'harmony,' and song
Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song