SONG OF THE LANDWEHR.
Tho British army at the front has its official ncw-naner. which looks like a War Office rfpo.t, and contains paragraphs of useful info mat'on, including extracts from letters found on German prisoners. A recent issue of the official news sheet contained the following song, which it was stated was found in the pocket of a dead German and translated: A SOXG OF WAT?. First sung by the 41 hj Co. Ist Bn. 106 th Landivchr Rcgt., 24ih Division, iOih Army Corps. Comnosed by Lieut. Koizch. Tune: ‘The Vicar of Brr.y-sur-Sonnne.’ Hi! Nicholas, my pretty chit, Take my advice and hop it! Git! We’vo just. In gun to stretch our legs; We’ll catch you sure as eggs is eggs: We Landwehr, Ho! Landwehr; Tho stamping, ramping Landwehr. You too, you tiny President, You’re getting too impertinent; If you don’t mend your manners quick We’ll dust your bracks the same as Nick We Landwehr, Yah! Landwehr; Tho stamping, ramping Landwehr. And you, King George, who noth’ng shames, We’ll soon bo railing np your Thames, Making a truly German noise, For we’ro tho Kaiser’s bonniest boys; We Landwehr, Rah! Landwehr; The howling, scowling Landwehr. So oil together brawlers three, I’nless you want to taste (he Spree; But ere you do your triple scoot You’ll feci the Lardwchr’s hefty boot dust land where The Landwehr In early boyhood tanned were. Peter, you knave, in Servian sty, Franz Joseph comes to w.pe your eye; No need to pray on bended knees— Wc listen to no weakling picas, We Landwehr, Yes, Landwehr, The dashhig, slashing Landwehr. Sing, Austrian brother, jodcl, shout! The German Landwehr pulls you out; Surely you bear our Batlo Call. “Kaiser and Country,’’ and, ’hove all, The LandwtTir, He! Landwehr, Tho God’s Own Chosen Landwehr! This song has greatly ainus'd our Tommies, but ha? produced a conflict—a conflict of opinion Some held that tho song is not a translation at all, but a subtle, ironical skit on the Landwehr—the first German reservists.
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SONG OF THE LANDWEHR., Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914
SONG OF THE LANDWEHR. Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914
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