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Rat - Tat - Tat - Tat

This song is by Jule Styne, features Barbra Streisand and Danny Meehan and appears on the musical soundtrack Funny Girl (1964).

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Eddie:
Our boys went rat-tat-tat-tat
Rat-tat-tat-tat
And shot the kaiser where he sat-tat-tat-at
With every poppity-pop
Some kraut took a drop
American boys are all such straight shooters
We'll take care of him, mother
When he comes home from the war
We'll take care of him, mother
We'll do everything that you would do--yeah--and more
Rat-tat-tat-tat
We'll give their backs a big pat
They deserve a future full of joys
'Cause they're our yankee doodle
Yankee doodle
Yankee doodle
Doughboys
Company--order--arms--roll call
Company:
I'm private jones from arkansas
I'm private smith from kansas
I'm private ryan from maine
I'm private burke from wisconsin
I'm private o'brien from Texas
I'm private muntz from michigan
Fanny:
.I'm private schvartz from rock-a-way
And I guess you heard reports
That the kaiser runs a block away
When they tell him, here comes schvartz
'Cause ven I get mad, believe it, jack
Out from nowhere comes a maniac

A kick in the foot
A shot in the pants
I wouldn't give a second chance
Schvartz from rock-a-way
Private schwartz
Private schwartz
Private schwartz from rock-a-way
Fanny:
I met mademoiselle from armentieres
And my bagels gave a spin (oy, yoy)
She said, private schvartz
Come closer, dear
What a tzimmis I got in
Ven you're fighting for democracy
Call on irving schvartz and company
I'm through and through
Red, white and bluish
I talk this way
Because I'm british
Tell far rock-a-way, don't pull the dock away
'Cause sailing home is general schvartz
All:
Rat-ta ta ta ta tat
We'll give their backs a big pat
They deserve a great big medal
And a loud huzzah
Over here and over there
You'll hear
Rat-tat a tat tat
Rat-tat a tat tat
Rat tat a tat tat tat
That's our yankee doodle
Yankee doodle
Rat tat a tat tat tat
Hurrah

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