The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3541599
Posted By: Little Hawk
25-Jul-13 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
We saw the Yankees comin' with a holler and a yell
We loaded ball and powder and we blew 'em all to hell
The General said, "Cease fire, lads, we've got 'em on the run!"
And we chased 'em back to Washington and captured all their guns

We caught a Yankee Captain and we marched him down the street
He was trembling in his boots as he staggered on his feet
The ladies laughed to see him, and the boys raised up a cheer
Then we took him to the arsenal and hung him by his ears

He dangled from the jackstaff, and he cried "Don't kill me, please!"
So we cut him down in pity, and we fed him mushy peas
Just like you'll get in London, and he grinned from ear to ear
He declared, "I've not been fed so well in 27 years!

We made him General's mascot, and he served as waterboy
While we torched the bloody White House, which gave our soldiers joy
We took him back to Canada with some other souveniers
Where everyone remarked upon the Yankee Captain's ears

For it happened that in hanging him they'd stretched a bloody yard
Now they hung around his buckles when the wind weren't blowing hard
But when it got a gale up they went streaming fore and aft
Like the pennants on a packet, and it made the sailors laugh

Now the Captain's been released and he's joined the British fleet
For he knows the Royal Navy is a force that can't be beat
He ties his ears back handsomely and when he loads the guns
He shouts "God Save the King, me lads, and to hell with Madison!"