Rudyard Kipling

Here you will find the Poem Bill 'Awkins of poet Rudyard Kipling

Bill 'Awkins

"'As anybody seen Bill 'Awkins?"
 "Now 'ow in the devil would I know?"
"'E's taken my girl out walkin',
 An'I've got to tell 'im so --
 Gawd -- bless -- 'im!
 I've got to tell 'im so."

 "D'yer know what 'e's like, Bill 'Awkins?"
 "Now what in the devil would I care?"
"'E's the livin', breathin'image of an organ-grinder's monkey,
 With a pound of grease in 'is 'air --
 Gawd -- bless -- 'im!
 An'a pound o'grease in 'is 'air."

 "An's'pose you met Bill 'Awkins,
 Now what in the devil 'ud ye do?"
"I'd open 'is cheek to 'is chin-strap buckle,
 An'bung up 'is both eyes, too --
 Gawd -- bless -- 'im!
 An'bung up 'is both eyes, too!"

 "Look 'ere, where 'e comes, Bill 'Awkins!
 Now what in the devil will you say?"
"It isn't fit an'proper to be fightin'on a Sunday,
 So I'll pass 'im the time o'day --
 Gawd -- bless -- 'im!
 I'll pass 'im the time o'day!"