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“IT WAS ALL ABOUT THAT BATTLESHIP OF MAINE”



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“IT WAS ALL ABOUT THAT BATTLESHIP OF MAINE”


McKinley called for volunteers, then I got my gun,

For Spaniard I saw coming, I shot him on the run,

It was all about that battleship of Maine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT


I should welcome almost any war for I think this country needs one.

JOHN GABLE


Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make us a world power.

“IT WAS ALL ABOUT THAT BATTLESHIP OF MAINE”


At war with that great nation, Spain.

When I get through with Spain, I will have honored my name.

It was all about that battleship of Maine.




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