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First Line: Up to battle! Sons of suli
Last Line: Then away despite of thunder!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Greece; War


Up to battle! Sons of Suli
Up, and do your duty duly!
There the wall -- and there the Moat is:
Bouwah! Bouwah! Suliotes!
There is booty -- there is Beauty,
Up my boys and do your duty.

By the sally and the rally
Which defied the arms of Ali;
By your own dear native Highlands,
By your children in the islands,
Up and charge, my Stratiotes,
Bouwah! -- Bouwah! -- Suliotes!

As our ploughshare is the Sabre:
Here's the harvest of our labour;
For behind those batter'd breaches
Are our foes with all their riches:
There is Glory -- there is plunder --
Then away despite of thunder!





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