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My Country Isn't Thee...?

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GUEST,Whatsittoya 18 Jun 02 - 03:28 AM
Joe Offer 18 Jun 02 - 03:51 AM
McGrath of Harlow 18 Jun 02 - 06:14 AM
keberoxu 18 Feb 18 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Gerry 18 Feb 18 - 06:25 PM
GUEST 12 Mar 20 - 08:58 AM
GUEST,Guest 22 Jun 22 - 08:44 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 22 Jun 22 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: GUEST,Whatsittoya
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 03:28 AM

When I was a little kid still in grade school, we used to sing this irreverent song set to "My Country 'Tis of Thee":

"My country isn't the sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing,
My country hates me, I'm going to Germany to see the queen.

Her name is Donald Duck, she drives a garbage truck,
From ev-er-y mountainside, let her dump the trash!"

Is anyone else familiar with it? Does anyone know where it originated? Some book perhaps? Some person?

I didn't mean any disrespect, I was just wondering :).


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 03:51 AM

Haven't heard that one, but I love songs like this. I think you'd enjoy a trip to our Naughty Kids' Greatest Hits thread (click here).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 06:14 AM

There's a version of this in A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book which gets a mention in that thread - it's full of stuff like that. (I'm sure Joe's got a copy - if not rush out and get one.)

My country's tired of me
I come from Germany
My name is Fritz.
I love my sauerkraut
It makes my ears stick out
From every mountain top
Let sauerkraut sprout.

My country's tired of me,
I went to Germany
To see the King
His name was Donald Duck
He drove a garbage truck
Here's wishing the best of luck
In Donald's reign.


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Feb 18 - 04:50 PM

Donald's Reign?
in which country?


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 18 Feb 18 - 06:25 PM

We sang a version of that, New York City, circa 1960:

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of Germany.
My name is Fritz.
I am a German spy
Caught by the FBI.
Tomorrow I will die.
Oh, fiddlesticks!


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 20 - 08:58 AM

We sang two versions of this song when I was a kid, with elements of the above but slightly different. I always thought maybe the song originated with soldiers during WWI or WWII:

My country tis of thee
Sweet land of Germany
My name is Fritz
I love their sour kraut
It makes my ears sprout out
From every mountain top
Let sour kraut sprout

and:

My country tis of thee
Sweet land of Germany
My name is Fritz
The King is Donald Duck
He drives a garbage truck
His wife is Daffy Duck
She drives on too


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 22 Jun 22 - 08:44 PM

My country tis of thee, I'm getting sick of thee
I'll go to Germany and see the king.
His name is Donald Duck. He drives a garbage truck...

Forgot the rest. Remembered from Virginia or possibly Nebraska in the fifties along with:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the schools,
Persecution of the teachers and the breaking of the rules.
We are marching to the principal to tell him he's a fool.
Forgot the final line.

Glory, glory hallelujah,
Teacher hit me with a ruler
So I bopped her on the bean with a rotten tangerine
And the juice came pouring down.


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Subject: RE: My Country Isn't Thee...?
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 22 Jun 22 - 08:47 PM

Guest, I believe the final line you forgot is

"Our school is burn-ing doooooown . . ."


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