Marine Song

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, a corp'ral and a private of Marines, Licked the Germans and all their bloody damn marines" while their superiors toast General Le Jeune. The singer boasts of all their success against the Germans, who are the toughest soldiers they have faced
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: soldier war
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 78-81, "Marine Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: "General Le Jeune" is presumably U.S. Marine Major General John A. Lejeune, who commanded the second U. S. Division in the final offensives of the First World War. He wasn't particularly important historically; five of the six histories of World War I I consulted did not even mention him. - RBW
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File: NiM078

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