WE DON'T WANT THE BACON WHAT WE WANT IS A PIECE OF THE RHINE! 1918 (WWI)
WE DON'T WANT THE BACON WHAT WE WANT IS A PIECE OF THE RHINE! By "KID" HOWARD CARR, HARRY RUSSELL, and JIMMIE HAVENS, Published by SHAPIRO, BERNSTEIN & CO., NEW YORK, 1918.
Sheet Music - Large Format
World War I era [song]
For voice and piano
Vintage from the 1910s
The song's title is influenced by the popular saying, "bringing home the bacon." In the song, it is emphasized that Americans have thrived in holding their own against any enemy and always "brought home the bacon, no matter what." This time though, their focus is not on bacon, but getting the "Hun." It is apparent in the lyrics that the fear of Germany is downplayed.
On the cover is a soldier tearing through a large piece of bacon with his bayonet. A fearful-looking Kaiser Wilhelm is standing on the bacon. Nice condition with mild wear and a well-placed original store stamp.