St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day  (1900) 
by Rudyard Kipling
Published in Bloemfontein on March 17 1900

Oh! Terence dear, and did you hear
The news that's going round?
The shamrock's Erin's badge by law,
Where'er her sons be found.

From Bobsfontein to Ballyhock
'Tis ordered by the Queen,
We've won our right in open fight
The wearing of the green.


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