Beasts of England

I happened to read George Orwell’s Animal Farm yesterday. There was this song – Beasts of England in it. In the context of the story, this is the song which motivates the beasts of the Manor farm, in their – “two legs bad, four legs good” campaign. I felt it an amusing idea, though. So, let me present to you the song which motivated the beasts of Manor Farm to oust the humans from the farm and make it – Animal Farm.

Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time.
Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o’erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.
‘Rings shall vanish from our noses,
And the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever,
Cruel whips no more shall crack.
Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover, beans, and mangel-wurzels
Shall be ours upon that day.
Bright will shine the fields of England,
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free.
For that day we all must labour,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys,
All must toil for freedom’s sake.
Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well and spread my tidings
Of the golden future time.

Animal Farm was interesting to read…….🙂

Published in: on November 3, 2006 at 8:09 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. good poem, quite intriguing,… poem and your blog…
    loved reading it

  2. ending ulti ee book ki.. when the pigs cannot be distinguished from humans..


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