Collected by M.C. Parler Sung by Bessie Atchley
Transcribed by Bessie Atchley Green Forest, Arkansas
July 7, 1960
Reel 387, Item 90
Kaiser Bill (Tune: Yankee Doodle)
Old Kaiser Bill one Summer day
Was feeling kind of breezy,
Says he, "I guess I'll kick the world I think it will be easy."
Wallop him with peas and beans Paste him with potatoes Hammer him with sugar beets And sock him with tomatoes.
And then this chesty Kaiser Bill Conceived another notion Be built a thousand submarines
And thought he owned the ocean. Chorus:
No Ship with food said, Kaiser Bill May come across the water My submarines will send them down To Davy Jones' locker.
Friend Bill, said Uncle Samuel
That's pretty strong words, sir, And if you try a stunt like that
You'll sure to get in wrong, sir.
Than Uncle Sammy filled a ship With flour, beans, and lumber A submarine let drive at her
And blowed her all to thunder.
All right said, Sam, "if you want war By gum, you're going to get it. I'll call a million fighting sons And you will soon regret it."
And now his boys are coming in From Maine, and Minnesota From Florida, and Michigan,
From Texas, and Dakota.
They're practicing with aer-o-planes With guns they're getting handy, They'll teach the Kaiser not to fool With (Yankee-Doodle Dandy)
(our dear Uncle Sammy.)
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