More songs I recall from my infancy.
There was Abdul abulbul Amir:
And quite unaccustomed to fear,
But the bravest of these was a man, I am told
Named Abdul Abulbul Amir.
Abdul had an enemy:
In the troops that were led by the Czar;
But the bravest of these was a man by the name
Of Ivan Skavinsky Skivar.
Rather like the Two Cats of Kilkenny,* the pair fought and both died. See here for the whole thing.
Each thought there was one cat too many,
So they fought and they fit,
And they scratched and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails
And the tips of their tails,
Instead of two cats, there weren’t any.
Just to town & back, apparently. The fence post is leaning at about 45° I like how the growth rings have altered the licheny/mossy stuff.
The two cygnets (swans?) have seemingly decided to take up long term residence on our pond.