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  • Yanktum Doodlebug

    From The Fool-Killer, June 1, 1915. By John McDonough.

    Yankee Doodle prayed for peace
        Upon one Sunday morning;
    Then sold some shot and shells to kill
        Young men and babies borning.

    So it is with Yankee Doo—
        Yankee Doodle Dandy—
    War is hell, but then, oh well!
        Blood money comes in handy.