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When the Alhambra walls he gained,
On the moment he ordained
That the trumpet straight should sound
With the silver clarion round.

Wo is me, Alhama !

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And when the hollow drums of war
Beat the loud alarm afar,
That the Moors of town and plain
Might answer to the martial strain,

Wo is me, Alhama!

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Then the Moors by this aware
That bloody Mars recalled them there,
One by one, and two by two,
To a mighty squadron grew.

Wo is me, Alhama!

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Out then spake an aged Moor
In these words the king before,
“ Wherefore call on us, oh king?
“ What may mean this gathering ?"

Wo is me, Alhama !

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“Friends! ye have, alas ! to know
“ Of a most disastrous blow,
“ That the Christians, stern and bold,
- Have obtained Alhama's hold."

Wo is me, Alhama !

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Out then spake old Alfaqui, With his beard so white to see, “ Good King! thou art justly served, " Good King! this thou hast deserved.

Wo is me, Alhama!

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“By thee were slain, in evil hour, “The Abencerrage, Granada's flower; And strangers were received by thee “ Of Cordova the Chivalry.

Wo is me, Alhama !

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“ And for this, oh King! is sent « On thee a double chastisement, “ Thee and thine, thy crown and realm, “ One last wreck shall overwhelm.

Wo is me, Alhama!

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Si no se respetan leyes,
Es ley que todo se pierda ;
Y que se pierda Granada,
Y que te pierdas en ella.

Ay de mi, Alhama !

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Fuego por los ojos vierte,
El Rey que esto oyera.
Y como el otro de leyes
De leyes tambien hablava.

Ay de mi, Alhama !

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Sabe un Rey que no ay leyes De darle a Reyes disgusto.Esso dize el Rey Moro Relinchando de colera.

Ay de mi, Alhama!

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Moro Alfaqui, Moro Alfaqui,
El de la vellida barba,
El Rey te manda prender,
Por la perdida de Alhama.

Ay de mi, Alhama !

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“ He who holds no laws in awe,
“ He must perish by the law;
" And Granada must be won,
And thyself with her undone."

Wo is me, Alhama !

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Fire flashed from out the old Moor's eyes,
The Monarch's wrath began to rise,
Because he answered, and because
He spake exceeding well of laws.

Alhama!

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Wo is me,

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" There is no law to say such things
“ As may disgust the ear of kings :"-
Thus, sporting with his choler, said
The Moorish King, and doomed him dead.

Wo is me, Alhama !

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Moor Alfaqui! Moor Alfaqui!
Though thy beard so hoary be,
The king hath sent to have thee seized,
For Alhama's loss displeased.

Wo is me, Alhama!

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