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GUEST,Tom Songs from Spanish American War (45) Lyr Add: DAMN THE FILIPINOS 11 Jul 05


Here's the lyrics to Damn the Filipinos, which was actually sung AFTER the Span Am War & during the Moro Uprising, about 1902.I had read that singing of it was forbidden by the army brass-- political correctness muzzling a soldier's right to gripe is nothing new.

Damn the Filipinos

In that land of dopey dreams, happy peaceful Phillipines
Where the bolo man is hiking night and day.
Where Tagalos steal and lie, where Americanos die,
You can hear the soldiers sing this evening lay..

Ch.
Damn! Damn! Damn the Filipinos,
Cross eyed khaki-ak ladrones.
Underneath our starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
And return us to our own beloved homes.

Underneath the nipa-thatch, where the scrawny chickens scratch,
Only place to rest when hiking all day long.
As I lay me down to sleep, slimy lizards o'er me creep,
In that land where soldiers sing this evening song..

Social graces there are few, all the ladies smoke and chew,
And the men do things the padres say are wrong.
But the padres cut no ice, as they dine on fish and rice,
In that land where soldiers sing this evening song..


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