The Macaronis

Italian people peaceful are,--
  Let it be to their credit.
They mostly fail to win a war,
  --Oh they themselves have said it.
"Allergic we to lethal guns
  And military might:
We love our homes and little ones,
  And loath to fight."
 
But Teutons are a warrior race
  Who seek the sword to rattle;
And in the sun they claim a place,
  Even at price of battle.
The prestige of a uniform
  Is sacred in their sight;
They deem that they are soldiers born
  And might is right.

And so I love Italians though
  Their fighting powers are petty;
My heart with sympathy doth go
  To eaters of spaghetti.
And if the choice were left to me,
  I know beyond a doubt
A hundred times I'd rather be
  A Dago than a Kraut.

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