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Catalog Number 2003.90.44
Object Name Poem
Accession number 2003.90
Description Typed poem, titled "We've Got to Spank the Kaiser" by Will D. Upshaw:/

There is one way to whipe the Kaiser,
Just one way to go.
There is one way to whipe the Kaiser,
And lay the Prussians low.
Then here's to the Friends of Freedom,
Let's help the Allies now!
There's just one way to whip the Kaiser.
And "Uncle Sam" knows how.

We didn't want to have to lick him,
We shied from the fight,
And Woodrow-God bless him,
He stood for Peace and Right-
But the Germans kept a'fighting,
They sunk our ships at sea,
And now we've got to spank the Kaiser
For-the-sake-of-Liberty.

There is a handwritten message at the bottom that reads:
M.G. I am an indian giver. Will you keep these things for me till I return? Hate to throw them away and yet do not see how I can carry everything, so henceforth you will act as receiver in my behalf. Objections now in order. - Ph.
Date n.d.
People Kaiser Wilhelm II
Upshaw, Will D.
Subjects World War I
Poetry
Humor
Prussian
Uncle Sam
Fighting
Scale 1 inch = 10 miles