Willard Wattles: Jerico

Jerico

Willard Wattles

Jerico, Jerico, Round and round the walls I go Where they watch with scornful eyes, Where the captained bastions rise; Heel and toe, heel and toe, Blithely round the walls I go.
Jerico, Jerico, Round and round the walls I go … All the golden ones of earth Regal in their lordly mirth … Heel and toe, heel and toe, Round and round the walls I go.
Jerico, Jerico, Blithely round the walls I go, With a broken sword in hand Where the mighty bastions stand; Heel and toe, heel and toe, Hear my silly bugle blow.
Heel and toe, heel and toe, Round the walls of Jerico … Past the haughty golden gate Where the emperor in state Smiles to see the ragged show, Round and round the towers go.
Jerico, Jerico, Round and round and round I go … All their sworded bodies must Lie low in their tower's dust … Heel and toe, heel and toe, Blithely round the walls I go.
Heel and toe, heel and toe, — I will blow a thunder note From my brazen bugle's throat Till the sand and thistle know The leveled walls of Jerico, Jerico, Jerico, Jerico… .