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Song Parodies -> "Ludendorff Bridge is Falling Down"

Original Song Title:

"London Bridge is Falling Down"

Original Performer:

Folk Song

Parody Song Title:

"Ludendorff Bridge is Falling Down"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Edited repost from earlier parody: In March 1945 the US Army captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagan as the Germans had kept it intact for far too long and when the explosives arrived had very weak industrial type of only 300 kg which detonated but failed to drop the bridge. As a result, the US Army took hold on March 7th and fierce fighting broke out to destroy the bridge at all costs. The Luftwaffe sent prop fighters, jet fighters, Stukas, and medium bombers to attack the bridge but the US put up AAA. Everything from field artillery and mortars to railguns to 11 V-2 launches failed to bring the bridge down. Even a counter attack by German forces. Kampfschwimmers (German Navy frogmen) from the "Puma" unit that wore exotic suits soaked in chemicals that heated up in water were also sent in. The Germans used them to hide under fallen tree debris and slowly they floated their way down the river to get to the bridge with charges. They were illuminated by searchlights and forced out of the water. The V-2 near impacts had severely weakened the bridge and when the final weapon was used- German Ar-234 jet bombers of III/KG 76, the bridge finally collapsed. Wiki is inaccurate about the V-2s causing the collapse. Even at 300 yrds, the land explosion would not have been sufficient vibration and stress to allow the Ar-234s to take it down. I believe it was a combination of all the weapons used from March 7-17th that allowed the collapse by the bombers. Anyway, the Kampfschwimmers were taken into custody and became POWs until Germany surrendered. They almost made it as did the floating mines the Germans sent down the river!!!
Ludendorff Bridge is broken down,
Broken down, broken down
Ludendorff Bridge is broken down,
Hitler’s raging!

Weak explosives failed that day,
Failed that day, failed that day,
Weak explosives failed that day,
Hitler’s raging!

Allied troops are on their way,
On their way, on their way,
Allied troops are on their way,
Hitler’s raging!

Blow it up with shells and mortars,
Shells and mortars, shells and mortars,
Blow it up with shells and mortars,
Hitler’s raging!

Use railway guns from far away,
Far away, far away,
Use railway guns from far away,
Hitler’s raging!

Blow it up with bombs of steel,
Bombs of steel, bombs of steel,
Blow it up with bombs of steel,
Hitler’s raging!

Send KS frogmen from below,
From below, from below,
Send KS frogmen from below,
Hitler’s raging!

Unleash the floating mines to go,
Mines to go, mines to go,
Unleash the floating mines to go,
Hitler’s raging!

The V-2 rockets are on their way,
On their way, on their way,
The V-2 rockets are on their way,
Hitler’s raging!

Gather men for another fight,
Another fight, another fight,
Gather men for another fight,
Hitler’s raging!

One more try on the 17th,
The 17th, the 17th,
One more try on the 17th,
Hitler’s raging!

Arado 2-3-4s take flight,
Make a strike, make a strike,
Collapsed the bride- they hit it right,
Ten days waiting…!!!
I'm using the modern version, not the 1774 original!

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