Slattery’s Mounted Foot

Saturday, February 2, AD 2013

Something for the weekend.  Slattery’s Mounted Foot.  The Irish have always had a talent for humorous self mockery.  One of the masters of this art was Percy French who lived from 1854-1920 and wrote many humorous songs, gently poking fun at the foibles of the Irish.  My favorite is Slattery’s Mounted Foot:

You’ve heard of Julius Ceasar and the great Napoleon too,

And how the Cork militia beat the Turks at Waterloo;

But there’s a page of glory that as yet remains uncut,

And that’s the warlike story of old Slattery’s Mounted Fut.

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