Al Jolson – Tell That To The Marines Lyrics

Do you remember, Kaiser Bill
About a year ago?
We told your old friend Bernstorff
That he better pack and go
You laughed and said
“America possessed no fighting stuff,”
Until our fighting Yankee boys
Walked in and called your bluff

That Monte Cristo idea will not do
If you think that the world belongs to you

Well, tell that to the Marines–
Those deviling hounds who know what fighting means
You are going to lick the world– you said you will–
If you mean Uncle Sam, now listen Kaiser Bill:

Tell that to the Marines
The first to fight on all the fighting scenes
If you think you’ll sink our new boat
With your damned old u-boat
Tell that to the Marines

That line of Hindenburg’s would never break, you made a vow
It must be made of rubber, Bill
The way it’s bending now
The Krupp works that you bragged about
You rave of them no more
We’ll change them to the bankrupt works when we end up this war
So Kaiser Bill at warfare we are new
If you think now the Yankee drive is through

Well, tell that to the Marines
Those deviling hounds who know what fighting means
We are going to have six million men in line
Kaiser Bill, if you don’t think they will cross the Rhine

Tell that to the Marines
The first to fight on all the fighting scenes
If you think the Yanks won’t whirl-in
Right straight into Berlin
Tell that to the Marines

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