Battleship of Maine

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c. 1900

McKinley called for volunteers, then I got my gun.
First Spaniard I saw coming, I dropped my gun and run;
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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At war with that great nation, Spain.
When I get back from Spain, I want to honor my name,
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.

2. The blood was a-running, and I was running, too.
I give my feet good exercise, I had nothing else to do.
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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3. When they were a-chasing me, I fell down on my knees.
First thing I cast my eyes upon was a great big pot of beans.
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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4. The beans they was greasy, the meat it was fat.
The boys was fighting Spaniards, while I was fighting that.
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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5. What kind of shoes do the Rough Riders wear?
Buttons on the side, cost five and a half a pair.
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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6. What kind of shoes do the poor farmers wear?
Old brogans, cost a dollar a pair.
It was all about that Battleship of Maine.
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