Ubique

KIPLING

There is a word you often see, pronounce it as you may-
“You Bike” “you bykwee” “ubbikwe” -alludin’ to R.A.
It serves ‘Orse, Field an’ Garrison as motto for a crest;
An’ when you’ve found out all it means I’ll tell you ‘alf the rest
Ubique means the long range Krupp be’ind the low range ‘ill
Ubique means you’ll pick it up an’ while you do, stand still
Ubique means you’ve caught the flash an’timed it by the sound
Ubique means five gunners ‘ash before you’ve loosed a round
Ubique means Blue Fuse an’ make the ‘ole to sink the trail
Ubique means stand up an’ take the Mauser’s ‘alf-mile ‘ail
Ubique means the crazy team not God now man can ‘old
Ubique means that ‘orses scream which turns your innards cold!
Ubique means “Bank, ‘Olborn, Bank-a penny all the way”
-That soothin’, jingle-bump-an’-clank from day to peaceful day
Ubique means “They’ve caught De Wet, an’ now we shan’t be long”
Ubique means “I much regret, the beggars going strong!”
Ubique means the tearin’ drift where. breach-blocks jammed with mud
The khaki muzzles duck an’ lift across the khaki flood.
Ubique means the dancing plain that changes rocks to Boers.
Ubique means mirage again an’ shellin’ all outdoors.
Ubique means “Entrain at once for Groodefeatfontain.”
Ubique means “Off load your guns” -at midnight in the rain!
Ubique means “More mounted men, return all guns to store.”
Ubique means the R.A.M.R* Infanttillery Corps.