Spanish War, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls "our last rebellion" in 1861, and declares that "battle must be fought" against Spain to "avenge the Maine": "They sunk her, never to rise again." Despite the possibility of loss, the war must be pursued
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: Spain battle war navy soldier
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1895 - Cubans rebel against Spain
Feb 15, 1898 - Explosion of the battleship "Maine" in Havana harbour
April 25, 1898 - Congress declares war on Spain
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 95-96, (no title) (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine" (theme) and references there
NOTES: For further information about the Maine and the Spanish-American War, see the notes on "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine."
This particular piece of rampant jingoism and blatant inaccuracy strikes me as possibly the work of the yellow press. - RBW
File: ThBa095

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