That Ole War

Cat. #0119 (MFH #629) - As sung by Mrs. Lula Davis, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 14, 1958

VERSE 1
The ole black Spaniards, they got mad
And sunk the battleship Maine
And caused the war
Caused that ole war

VERSE 2
I traveled over to Cuba
And I fell upon my knees
Th very first thaing that I spied
Was a big fat dish of peas
In th war
In that ole war

VERSE 3
Th peas they were so greasy
And th meat it was so fat
While the other boys were fighting Spaniards
I was fighting that
In th war
In that ole war

VERSE 4
Well, the peas they was so greasy
And th meat it was so fat
Made me wish I was a babe at home
And a baby gal at that
From th war
From that ole war

VERSE 5
Saw forty thousand Spaniards
All coming two by two
Just gave my big foot exercise
Had nothin else to do
In th war
In that ole war

VERSE 6
Saw forty thousand Spaniards
All coming blood or fun
I did'nt have any blood to spare
So I lit out and run
From th war
From that ole war

VERSE 7
Saw forty thousand Spaniards
All coming in a row
Dewey grabbed an eight inch gun
An shot em all down but four
In th war
In that ole war

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