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Thread #13592   Message #113120
Posted By: Martin _Ryan
10-Sep-99 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosin the Beau parodies
Subject: RE: Rosin the Beau Parodies
Many years ago I had a manuscript collection of songs compiled by a relative of mine around the period 1916-20. Among them was one called "The Help and the aid of Japan". This was a satirical look at moves to involve Japan on the side of the allies in the First World War. No tune was given but it almost certainly Resin the Bow (, don't start that argument again....). The chorus went something like:

With the help and the aid of Japan
We'll accomplish the freedom of man
We'll carry on yet, 'til to frazzle we're beat
With the help and the age aid of Japan!

I suspect the author may have been Peadar Kearney who wrote God Bless England and the Irish National Anthem , amongst many others.