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No. 8b - Entrance of Spangle

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Spangle: Wherever British drum-beats sound,
Unending 'round the world,
Wherever in some land new-found
Out starry flag's unfurled;
Where'er the sun is known to shine
Or winds consent to blow,
These nimble countrymen of mine
On bus'ness errands go.
In southern isles where nature smiles
They sell the "ham what am!"
Upon some cliff of Teneriffe
You'll read "Don't be a clam."
In England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
We show our goods and make our sales,
No other drummer can outrank
The bold and enterprising Yank.
The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.
All: The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.
   
Spangle: We underbid the foreign trade
Wherever we may roam;
Our largest profit's always made
On what we sell at home.
In foreign lands we've left behind
The German and the Scotch,
Each Zulu warrior now can wind
His Waterbury watch.
In Tokio and Borneo
And where Euphrates winds,
The natives munch each day for lunch
Our fifty seven kinds.
In Egypt now the Arab chief
Goes armed with cans of potted beef;
And rides instead of camels slow
An auto car from Kokomo.
The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.
All: The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.
   
Spangle: The savage in the jungle deep
We corner in his lair;
And sell at prices very cheap
Our new health underwear.
And where the borealis gleams
Amid the ice and snow,
We work some very foxy schemes
Upon the Esquimo.
In Mandalay and Uruguay
And o'er the Andes range,
Each distant spot through us has got
A telephone exchange.
In Singapore and Zanzibar
We plant the merry trolley car,
And Honolulu oft has seen
Our nickel-in-the-slot machine.
The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.
All: The Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank,
A regular travelling board of trade,
And a two-legged sort of a bank.
If you deal with him and don't get left,
Your lucky stars you'll thank,
This Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Yankee, Yankee, Yankee, Yankee,
Irrepressible Yank.

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