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WORDS FROM WILHELM

Several years ago Wallace Irwin published in ‘ Collier's Weekly ’ the following humorous verses, which bear republication at. this_ time : Man vants put leedlo hier pelow, ' Und vants dot leedlo Dutch— Der vishee vich I vish, I know Are nicht so fery much ; Choost Europe, Asia, Africa, Der Vestem Hemisphere, Und a coaling station in Japan— Dot vill pe all dis year, Hi-lee. hi-10, der vinds dey plow, Choost like Die Wachl am Rhein ; Und vat iss mein pclongs to Me, Und vat iss yours iss mein 1 Jah, .also, when I vloat aroundt Mitin mein royal yacht, I sec so much vat iss nicht Dutch Dot—ach, du liebcr Gott! — It gif me such a sbtrange distress I grmnot understand How volks can. lif in happiness Mitout no Vaderla-nd!. Hi-lee. hi-10. der vindis. dey plow, As I sail round apout, To gif der Nations good .ad wire Und sausages and kraut.

Each hour I shange mein uniform

But I nefer shange mein rnindt, Und efery day I make ein speech To benefit mankind : Race Soosoncide. der Nation’s Pride, Divorce and Public. Sins— I talk so much like Rooscnfddt I dink ve must pe tvins! Hi-lee, hl-10, der vinda dey plow, Der maxim Rule or Bust— You gnnnot wreck our skyndirate Ven Gott iss in tier Trust! Being ein kvict Noodral Power, I know mein chob, you bet— I bray for Beaeo, und hope for War Und keep mein powder wet; Put ven I’ve nodings else to do Put shtandt around und chat. Den der High** Divine talks nonsense Trough Mein military hat. H.i-lee, hi-10, der vinds dey plow, Und softly visper dis: “Der Kaiser he i2s more yet, Und all is right vat iss!”

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WORDS FROM WILHELM, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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WORDS FROM WILHELM Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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