Ki-Wi Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh we don't have to fight like the infantry, Shoot like artillery, Ride like the cavalry, Oh we don't have to fly over Germany, We are the Ki-wi-wi."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: soldier nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 164-167, "The Ki-Wi Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "God Help Kaiser Bill" (tune, lyrics)
NOTES: According to Niles/Moore, the Kiwis of this song are not New Zealanders but rather non-flying aviation officers, who thus had some of the safest posts among Allied soldiers. - RBW
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File: NiMo164

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