MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Hilter in bits
Frank Shannahan NFLD 2 Tape 2A Track 1
Tors Cove Audio:
Ballad

Oh since this is the year of forty-one the song that l will sing
I'll tell ye of the Poland that Hitler did begin
Now first he made a Poland that we could not understand
And what are we wishing every day that he'll get Newfoundland.

The Newfoundlanders had a blackout when Hitler found it out
He'll have no trouble to get us when he sends his airplanes out
He'll fight him all the winter he'll fight him day and night
He'll have no trouble to get us when he sends his airplanes out

Oh he said he was coming over here the last of June
He thought he was going to rule us he praised hisself to fool
June is gone and over December's drawing near
What happened to Mr. Hitler he never is over here

He said he was coming over he hasn' t got no gas
He’s waiting all this long time he has in now at last
l suppose he will be over the next run that he gets
And he’ll go back to Germany with his yellow planes in bits


Notes


History: Newfoundland broadside ballad.

Text: A comic ballad of the portrayal of what would happen if Hitler tried to come to Newfoundland; "he'll go back to Germany with his yellow plane in bits."

Tune: A lively tune with a lilting 6/8 metre and major tonality.   The form is ABBA with the conventional higher register in the 'b' section.

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