"The British Pacific Fleet would be used against Japan at the right time to contribute greatly to the success of the war."
ADMIRAL CHESTER NIMITZ, U.S.N.
COLUMBIA'S dressed to conquer, there be troublous times in store,
Broken hearts, past all repairing, when Columbia takes the floor,
Through the vast forbidding ballroom sweeps the damsel, on her own,
While my Lady Albion murmurs, "Why, how tall Columbia's grown!"
And Columbia hears and muses, "Shall I take her down to sup?
She must have seen a lot of life while I've been growing up,
I've even heard it whispered that, if all the truth were seen,
Monroe made good his doctrine back of Albion's crinoline."
So they sit them down to gossip, and they both know quite a heap,
Till the gossip leads to questions, such as deep may ask of deep,
Till the age-long veil is lifted, and they seem to hear and see
Their rejoicing common forebears pluck their golden harps with glee!
Like the orchestra that's tuning up with all the strings it has,
Columbia wants a country dance, my Lady's all for jazz!
So in friendly altercation, through the spacious ballroom door,
Speed Columbia and my Lady, arm in arm, to take the floor.