Chapter Headings

(by book)


(Notes edited by various hands)



[March 10th 2018]


CHAPTER HEADINGS

The verses are listed by book, in the order determined by Kipling when he was preparing Songs from Books for publication in 1913. Click here for a listing by first line.

Title Book First line Notes
The Goat Beast and Man in India They killed a Child to please the Gods
The Oxen Beast and Man in India Between the waving tufts of jungle-grass
The beasts are very wise Beast and Man in India The beasts are very wise
The torn boughs trailing Beast and Man in India The torn boughs trailing
Dark children of the mere Beast and Man in India Dark children of the mere
The doors were wide Life's Handicap The doors were wide, the story saith
Before my Spring Life's Handicap Before my Spring I garnered Autumn's gain.
There's a convict more Life's Handicap There's a convict more in the Central Jail
The Earth gave up her dead Life's Handicap The Earth gave up her dead that tide
The sky is lead Life's Handicap The sky is lead and our faces are red
Unto whose use Kim Unto whose use the pregnant suns are poised
Less you want your toes trod off Many Inventions Less you want your toes trod off you'd better get back at oince
The Song of the Engines The Day's Work We now, held in captivity
Pity poor fighting men Sussex xxx and xxxiv All the world over, nursing their scars
Put forth to watch Sussex xxxiv Put forth to watch, unschooled, alone
Night Song in the Jungle The Jungle Book Now Chil the Kite brings home the night
Maxims of Baloo The Jungle Book His spots are the joy of the Leopard: his horns are the Buffalo's pride,
What of the hunting The Jungle Book What of the hunting, hunter bold?
Oh hush thee my baby The Jungle Book Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us,
You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old The Jungle Book You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old
At the hole where he went in The Jungle Book At the hole where he went in
I will remember what I was The Jungle Book I will remember what I was. I am sick of rope and chain—
The stream is shrunk, the pool is dry The Second Jungle Book The stream is shrunk—the pool is dry,
The night we felt the earth would move The Second Jungle Book The night we felt the earth would move
Veil them. cover them, wall them sound The Second Jungle Book Veil them, cover them, wall them round—
When ye say to Tabaqui 'My Brother!' The Second Jungle Book When ye say to Tabaqui, "My Brother!" when ye call the Hyena to meat,
These are the Four that are never content The Second Jungle Book These are the Four that are never content, that have never been filled since the Dews began—
The people of the Eastern Ice The Second Jungle Book The People of the Eastern Ice, they are melting like the snow—
For our white and our excellent nights The Second Jungle Book For our white and our excellent nights—for the nights of swift running
Man goes to Man! The Second Jungle Book Man goes to Man! Cry the challenge through the Jungle!
So we settled it The Light that Failed So we settled it all when the storm was done
Then we brought the lances The Light that Failed Then we brought the lances down—then the trumpets blew
The wolf-cub at even The Light that Failed The wolf-cub at even lay hid in the corn
I have a thousand men The Light that Failed I have a thousand men, said he,
If I have taken the common clay The Light that Failed If I have taken the common clay
The lark will make her hymn The Light that Failed The lark will make her hymn to God
There were three friends The Light that Failed There were three friends that buried the fourth
Yet at the last The Light that Failed Yet at the last, ere our spearmen had found him
There was a strife The Naulahka There was a strife 'twixt man and maid
Beware the man The Naulahka Beware the man who's crossed in love
Your patience, Sirs. The Naulahka Your patience, Sirs, The Devil took me up.
Now it is not good… The Naulahka Now it is nor good for the Christian's health, to hustle the Aryan brown
There is pleasure in the wet, wet clay The Naulahka There is pleasure in the wet, wet clay
When a lover hies abroad The Naulahka When a Lover hies abroad
We meet in an evil land The Naulahka We meet in an evil land
This I saw The Naulahka This I saw when the rites were done
Beat off ? The Naulahka Beat off in our last fight were we ?
Because I sought it The Naulahka Because I sought it far from men
We be the Gods The Naulahka We be the Gods of the East
Look, you have cast out love Plain Tales from the Hills Look, you have cast out love, what gods are there
When the earth was sick Plain Tales from the Hills When the earth was sick, and the skiess were grey
Cry "Murder" Plain Tales from the Hills Cry murder" in te market-place, and each
Go, stalk the red deer .. Plain Tales from the Hills Go, stalk the red deer o'er the heather
Stopped, in the straight Plain Tales from the Hills Stopped in the straight, when the race was his own
And some are sulky Plain Tales from the Hills And some are sulky, while some will plunge
The World hath set Plain Tales from the Hills The World hath set its heavy yoke
Not though you die tonight Plain Tales from the Hills Not though you die tonight, O Sweet, and wail
They burnt a corpse Plain Tales from the Hills They burnt a corpse upon the sand
Ride with an idle whip Plain Tales from the Hills Ride with an idle whip, ride with an unused heel
It was not in the open fight Plain Tales from the Hills It was not in the open fight
In the daytime Plain Tales from the Hills In the daytime, when she moved about me
A stone's throw out Plain Tales from the Hills A stone's throw out on either hand
Tonight, God knows Plain Tales from the Hills Tonight, God knows what thing shall tide,
Pit where the buffalo cooled his hide Plain Tales from the Hills Pit where the buffalo cooled his hide
He drank strong waters Plain Tales from the Hills He drank strong waters, and his speech was coarse
Thus, for a season Plain Tales from the Hills Thus, for a season, they fought it fair
Then a pile of heads, he laid Plain Tales from the Hills Then a pile of heads, he laid
Rosicrucian subtleties Plain Tales from the Hills Rosicrucian subtleties
So we loosed a bloomin' volley Plain Tales from the Hills So we loosed a bloomin' volley
Pleasant it is Plain Tales from the Hills Pleasant it is for the Little Tin Gods
There is a tide Plain Tales from the Hills There is a tide in the affairs of men
While the snaffle holds Plain Tales from the Hills While the snaffle holds, or the long-neck stings
Little Blind Fish Plain Tales from the Hills Little Blind Fish, thou art marvellous wise