The Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack from The Jungle Book

The_deer_of_all_lands_(1898)_Malayan_sambarThe "Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack" is a poem from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.  Here’s a wonderful singing rendition of it by Ezwa…

MP3 Recording of Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack

Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack

 

As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur* belled

Once, twice and again!

And a doe leaped up, and a doe leaped up

From the pond in the wood where the wild deer sup.

This I, scouting alone, beheld,

Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled

Once, twice and again!

And a wolf stole back, and a wolf stole back

To carry the word to the waiting pack,

And we sought and we found and we bayed on his track

Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Wolf Pack yelled

Once, twice and again!

Feet in the jungle that leave no mark!

Eyes that can see in the dark—the dark!

Tongue—give tongue to it!  Hark!  O hark!

Once, twice and again!

*A "sambhur" is a "sambar" which is a southeast Asian deer.

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