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December the seventh, nineteen hundred and forty one,
On December the seventh, nineteen hundred and forty one
The Japanese flew over Pearl Harbor, dropping bombs by the ton.

This Japanese is so ungrateful, just like a stray dog on the street,
Yes, the Japanese is ungrateful, just like a stray dog on the street
Well he bite the hand that feeds 'm, soon as he get enough to eat.

Some say the Japanese is hard fighters, but any dummy ought to know,
Some say the Japanese is hard fighters, but any dummy ought to know
Even a rattlesnake won't bite you in your back, he will warn you before he strikes his blow.

I turned on my radio and I heard Mister Roosevelt say,
I turned on my radio and I heard Mister Roosevelt say
We wanted to stay out of Europe and Asia, but now we all got a debt to pay.

We even sold the Japanese brass and scrap iron, and it makes my blood boil in the vein,
We sold the Japanese brass and scrap iron, and it makes my blood boil in the vein
Cause they made bombs and shells out of it, and they dropped it on Pearl Harbor just like rain.

Dr. Clayton – "Pearl Harbor Blues"

   

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