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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "[Latin Hymn]" in Poe's tale "Epimanies," Broadway Journal,  December 6, 1845





[[Latin Hymn]]

        Mille, mille, mille,
        Mille, mille, mille,
        Decollavimus, unus homo!
        Mille, mille, mille, mille, decollavimus!
        Mille, mille, mille,
        Vivat qui mille mille occidit!
        Tantum vini habet nemo
        Quantum sanguinis effudit!

    A thousand, a thousand, a thousand,
    A thousand, a thousand, a thousand,
    We, with one warrior have slain!
A thousand, a thousand, a thousand, a thousand,
    Sing a thousand over again!
        Soho! — let us sing
        Long life to our King,
Who knocked over a thousand so fine
        Soho! — let us roar,
        He has given us more
        Red gallons of gore
Than all Syria can furnish of wine!









Notes:

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