Page:Departmental Ditties and Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads, Kipling, 1899.djvu/130

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AN OLD SONG

So long as 'neath the Kalka hills
The tonga-horn shall ring,
So long as down the Solon dip
The hard-held ponies swing;
So long as Tara Devi sees
The lights o' Simla town,
So long as Pleasure calls us up,
And duty drives us down,
If you love me as I love you
What pair so happy as we two?


So long as Aces take the King,
Or backers take the bet,
So long as debt leads men to wed;
Or marriage leads to debt;
So long as little luncheons, Love,
And scandal hold their vogue,
While there is sport at Annandale
Or whiskey at Jutogh,
If you love me as I love you
What knife can cut our love in two?