Kaiser and the Hindenberger

DESCRIPTION: "Well the Kaiser said to the Hindenberger, Let's go to the fighting line." They want to conquer Europe. They order submarine warfare. The Kaiser promises Wilson to repay the losses, but the Americans go to war. The Kaiser gets heart disease
AUTHOR: Jim Couch (source: Roberts-SangBranchSettlers)
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Roberts-SangBranchSettlers); probably written 1918
KEYWORDS: humorous war technology
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Roberts-SangBranchSettlers, #33, "Kaiser and the Hindenberger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3397
NOTES [51 words]: Paul von Hindenburg, the general referred to in this song, was the official commander of German forces by the end of World War I (and became president of Germany in 1925), but it was Erich Ludendorff who planned most of his campaigns, so the references to Hindenberg in this song are a little deceiving. - RBW
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