Marching To Germany Poem by Jessie Pope

Marching To Germany

Rating: 3.2


Swing along together, lads ; we'll have a little song,
Kits won't be so heavy and the way won't be so long.
We're goin' to cook ' the Sossiges,' to cook 'em hot and strong
While we go marching to Germany.

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Hurrah, hurrah, for Berlin on the Spree !
Hurrah, hurrah, there's 'Sossiges' for tea!
We're out to catch the Kaiser and bring him to his knee
While we go marching to Germany.

How the girls all love us as they see us marching by!
Some of them are saucy ones, and some of them are shy.
Guess they know we're cold and wet to keep them warm and dry
While we go marching to Germany.

Chorus

What about the slacker chaps, who look before they leap?
Lads who like to save their skins and have their proper sleep
Let them put on petticoats and feel a little cheap,
While we go marching to Germany.

Chorus

Britain's little Army can be swept away like fluff;
That's the Kaiser's fairy tale ice we'll give the beggars snuff ;
Rattle 'em and bustle 'em, and make 'em shout 'Enough!'
While we go marching to Germany.

Chorus

Hurrah, hurrah, for Berlin on the Spree!
Hurrah, hurrah, there's 'Sossiges' for tea!
We're out to catch the Kaiser and to bring him to his knee,
While we go marching to Germany.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 01 December 2015

So sad to realize that after all these years, that the young men still are marching off to war

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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 December 2020

A classic reminding the war efforts and psyche of people as it's impact during the world war.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 19 December 2020

Hurrah, hurrah, for Berlin on the Spree! Hurrah, hurrah, there's 'Sossiges' for tea! We're out to catch the Kaiser and to bring him to his knee, While we go marching to Germany. War is something that i shudder to think about! But here, the Poetess has made it a rhyming song marching to Germany, Sad truth!

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Khairul Ahsan 19 December 2020

Not too impressed. Appreciate Susan William's comment, loved it.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 December 2020

Britain's little Army can be swept away like fluff; That's the Kaiser's fairy tale ice we'll give the beggars snuff; Rattle 'em and bustle 'em, and make 'em shout 'Enough! ' While we go marching to Germany. a very good poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 December 2020

March March Long March to the freedom to the eternal freedom among human to remove the discrimination between man and woman Hurrah, hurrah, for Berlin March to Germany~ war! make it peace

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Edward Kofi Louis 19 December 2020

War will never bring us peace! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Jessie Pope

Jessie Pope

Leicestershire, England
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