“The Rhine! The Rhine! The German Rhine!
Who guards today that stream divine?
The answer to the impassioned shriek is:
Men from off of Bruffeys Creek
And Briery Branch and Rosin Run
And towns like Cass and Marlinton.
Boys, who a few short years ago
Sat in the school house in a row
And tried a sweet school marm to please
By wrestling with their ABCs.
They dropped their books and grabbed a gun
And blocked the furious, fiery Hun
Who pretty soon was more than glad
To change his tune to “Kamarad.”
Such are the men, erect and fine
Who guard today the German Rhine.”