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"Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans" is a satirical song composed by Noël Coward in 1943 during World War II. Although popular when performed live (British prime minister Winston Churchill demanded several encores when he first heard it) the humour did not translate well over the wireless and caused some fuss, leading the BBC to ban the song. The refrain is:

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  • "Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans" is a satirical song composed by Noël Coward in 1943 during World War II. Although popular when performed live (British prime minister Winston Churchill demanded several encores when he first heard it) the humour did not translate well over the wireless and caused some fuss, leading the BBC to ban the song. The refrain is: Don't let's be beastly to the GermansWhen our victory is ultimately won,It was just those nasty Nazis who persuaded them to fightAnd their Beethoven and Bach are really far worse than their biteLet's be meek to themAnd turn the other cheek to themAnd try to bring out their latent sense of fun.Let's give them full air parityAnd treat the rats with charity,But don't let's be beastly to the Hun. (en)
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  • "Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans" is a satirical song composed by Noël Coward in 1943 during World War II. Although popular when performed live (British prime minister Winston Churchill demanded several encores when he first heard it) the humour did not translate well over the wireless and caused some fuss, leading the BBC to ban the song. The refrain is: (en)
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  • Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans (en)
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