What Did Dewey Do to Them? (R.H.Brennen and Grant W. Barnett) Oh when the war with Spain broke out The Spaniards cheered with vim! When Dewey left Hong Kong to fight they swore they'd settle him, But Dewey merely smiled at them And whispered, "When I'm through, You'll hear the Spaniards weep and howl, What didn't Dewey do? cho: What did Dewey do to them? What did Dewey do? He did them up so thoroughly He only left a few, It wasn't to the Queen's taste That's a pun and very true, He didn't do a thing to them What did Dewey do? The Spaniards ran away like curs They couldn't fight the Yanks Manila's Gov'nor Gen'ral said 'Come take our town with thanks", The town's now ours, but in old Spain The very air is blue. While every organ grinder plays, What didn't Dewey do? The English are amazed by us Oh they admire our pluck They say us Yanks are up to date And always play in luck, It isn't luck, it's Yankee nerve That carries us straight through, And all the world yells out today, What didn't Dewey do? In years to come the Spanish Dons Will tell in whispers low; How Dewey ruined the Spanish fleet And did it at one blow, They'll tell their children in the schools Of the Red White and Blue While Cuba's bands will sweetly play What didn't Dewey do? In all the towns in this broad land Our flag is waving high, The finest flag that ever waved Beneath a brave blue sky And all the foreign nations know That we are brave and true, While every paper headlines it What didn't Dewey do? When this cruel war is over And war's black curtain falls, You will see our grand old banner Wave over Spanish walls. And poor Cuba's cry for freedom Will ring out strong and true, And Uncle Sam will sing and dance, What didn't Dewey do? RG apr00
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