“Machine-Guns They Rattle”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: war cowardice homesickness
Found in: Australia

Description

"Machine-guns they rattle, Jack Johnsons they roar, I don't want to fight With these Fritz any more. Take me over the sea, Where the Germans they can't get at me, Oh, my, I don't want to die, I want to go home"

Notes

Although this piece is probably a parody, Meredith and Anderson report a shearer's parody of it. - RBW

References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 143-144, "Machine-Guns They Rattle" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA143