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I Took the Great Canal

Bob Connelly
Language: English



Hey, there's something you want,
But there‘s something can’t buy,
Although your money speaks loud,
Don't wait you a day,
Go to Congress and say:
"I took it! I took it! I took it!”

Now the Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more.
I don't give a damn if they don’t like it,
The Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more,
And let the dirty brown-skinned Degoes fight it.

We bought the deed from France,
But Columbia said: No!
The French don’t own the land,
For they leased it from ourselves,
And they had no right to sell;
The Isthmus of Panama is ours!

So we offered them a sum,
To sell us some of the land,
And to pay them rent each year.
But Colombia had doubts,
Which made Teddy rave and shout,
And jump a good five feet up in the air.

Now the Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more.
I don't give a damn if they don’t like it,
The Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more,
And let the dirty brown-skinned Degoes fight it.

Now Teddy wrote that day,
To Secretary Hay,
He said: "I’ll send the army
And we'll teach them jolly quick,
Not to fool with by big stick,
And they’ll crawl, yes crawl, for forgiveness."

But Teddy's lucky day,
Was not so far away,
And he didn‘t need the Army,
For Verilla and his band,
Were rebellin‘ in that land,
And Teddy had to take the side of freedom

Now the Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more.
I don't give a damn if they don’t like it,
The Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more,
And let the dirty brown-skinned Degoes fight it.

What a Christian act was this,
That he put away his stick,
And sent a healthy check to aid Verilla.
For Republics like Republics,
And Republics like canals,
And Teddy and Verilla simply took one.

Now the Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more.
I don't give a damn if they don’t like it,
The Panama Canal,
It is ours forever more,
And let the dirty brown-skinned Degoes fight it.


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