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We Don’t Want the Bacon lyrics

We Don’t Want the Bacon (What We Want Is a Piece of the Rhine!) lyrics, written by Howard Carr, Harry Russell and Jimmie Havens, performed in For Me and My Gal

If you read your history, why it will show
That we have always held our own with any kind of foe
We’ve always brought the bacon home, no matter what they done
But we don’t want the bacon now, we’re out to get the Hun

We don’t want the bacon, we don’t want the bacon
What we want is a piece of the Rhine
We’ll feed “Bill the Kaiser” with our Allied appetizer
We’ll have a wonderful time
Old Wilhelm Der Gross will shout “Vas is Los?”
The Hindenburg line will sure look like a dime
We don’t want the bacon, we don’t want the bacon
What we want is a piece of the Rhine

When this trouble started they said we did not have a chance
They could not figure out how we could get our men to France
But we defied the U-boats, for our motto is to win
We’ve got them into France right now, they’re headed for Berlin

We don’t want the bacon, we don’t want the bacon
What we want is a piece of the Rhine
We’ll crown “Bill the Kaiser” with a bottle of Budweiser
We’ll have a wonderful time
We’ll defeat the submarine, their Hindenberg machine
There won’t be any stop, when we go over the top
We don’t want the bacon, we don’t want the bacon
What we want is a piece of the Rhine