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The Smuggler's Song
(Rudyard Kipling)

If you wake at midnight and hear a horse's feet
Don't go drawin' back the blinds nor lookin' in the street
Them that asks no questions, isn't told a lie
Now watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by

(Chorus)
Five and twenty ponies trotting through the dark
Brandy for the parson and 'baccy for the clark
Laces for the ladies and letters for the spie
Now watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by


Runnin' through the woodlands if you chance to find
Little barrels roped and tied all full of brandywine
Well don't you shout to come and look nor use 'em for your play
Just push the brushwood back again and they'll be gone next day

If you see a stable door settin' open wide
And if you see a tired horse a lying down inside
And if your mother mends a coat that's cut about and torn
And if the linin's wet and warm well don't you ask no more

Chorus

Knocks and footsteps 'round the house. Whistles after dark
You've no call for runnin' out until the house dogs bark
For Trusty's here and Finch is here and see how dumb they lie
They don't fret to follow when the gentlemen go by

If you see the king's men dressed in blue and red
Well you be mindful what you say and mindful what is said
And if they call you pretty maid and chuck you 'neath your chin
Well don't you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one's been.

Chorus

If you do as you've been told likely there's a chance
That you'll be give a dainty doll that's all the way from France
With a cap of Alyintsin's and a velvet hood
A present from the gentlemen no longer being good

Five and twenty ponies trotting through the dark
Brandy for the parson and bacchy for the clark
Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie
And watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by



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