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To: Charles Henrickson
You might want to take a crack at this idea... One of my favorite Civil War songs is I Goes To Fight Mit Sigel sung to the tune of The Girl I Left Behind Me. Sigel was General Franz Sigel who was a lousy general but wildly popular with his mostly German immigrant troops. Most of them spoke little English so when asked why they fight they often answered "I goes to fight mit Sigel." A songwriter, F. Poole, sort of joshed the German dialect with the song. Here are a few stanzas:

I've come shust now to tells you how,
I goes mit regimentals,
To schlauch dem voes of Liberty,
Like dem old Continentals,
Vot fights mit England long ago,
To save der Yankee Eagle;
Und now I gets my sojer clothes;
I'm going to fight mit Sigel.

Ven I comes from der Deutsche Countree,
I vorks somedimes at baking;
Den I keeps a lager beer saloon,
Und den I goes shoe-making;
But now I was a sojer been
To save der Yankee Eagle,
To schlauch dem tam secession volks,
I goes to fight mit Sigel.

I gets ein tam big rifle guns,
Und puts him to mine shoulder,
Den march so bold like a big jackhorse,
Und may been someding bolder;
I goes off mit de volunteers
To save der Yankee Eagle;
To give dem Rebel vellers fits.
I goes to fight mit Sigel.

You might want to write a parody song (of a parody song) called "I Goes To Vote Mitt Romney" also to the tune of "The Girl I Left Behind Me." Knowing you the idea is already germinating inside your brain cells. Could be a popular campaign song!

7 posted on 09/28/2012 5:29:58 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Mittsie” to the tune of “Dixie” would be more memorable, lol.

8 posted on 09/28/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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