Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Howard Carr

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

We don't want the bacon: what we want is a piece of the Rhine
by "Kid" Howard Carr, Harry Russell, and Jimmie Havens.

New York. Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

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Abstract

1st verse:
If you have read your hist'ry, then you're bound to know
That we have always held our own with any foe,
We've always brought the bacon home, no matter what they've done,
But we don't want the bacon now, we're out to get the Hun.

Chorus:
We don't want the bacon, we don't want the bacon,
What we want is a piece of the Rhine,
We'll crown Bill the Kaiser with a bottle of Budweiser,
We'll have a wonderful time,
Old Wilhelm the Gross will shout "Vas iss Los"
When we hit that Hindenberg line FINE!
We don't want the bacon, we don't want the bacon,
What we want is a piece of the Rhine.

2nd verse:
When first this war began they said we had no chance,
They couldn't figure how we'd get our men to France,
But they will soon discover Uncle Sam is out to win,
We've got the Fritzies on the run, we're headed for Berlin.

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