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Song Parodies -> "An Odd US Tank of '17 Looked Like a Shoe!"

Original Song Title:

"There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"An Odd US Tank of '17 Looked Like a Shoe!"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The CL Best Company (rival to Holt) built a prototype tank in 1917 that looked like an armored shoe! It was a tricycle design with a roller wheel up front and powered tracks to the rear. One turret up top with two guns of unknown caliber facing forward and backward, no sponsons. Air came through slots in the hull, engine to the rear. Internal platform for the crew. Was rejected. First US tank was the Studebaker type followed by the 1918 Steam Tank which looked like a Brit Model IX... see URL below!
An odd tank of '17 looked like a shoe!
Thinnest of armor with top turret too
Wheel up front with rear twin tracks to tread
Not like the Brit, French, or Hun tanks, instead;
Looked like the Confederate monitor to boot
Twin guns up top for the gunners to shoot
Rejected design, went with Studebaker instead
And a weird Steam Tank, a "Pig" just near the end
Best Model 75 Tracklayer
Rival of Holt could not contend...

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Patrick - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
A steam powered tank in 1917! Just imagine how hot that would get inside. Not to mention if one of the lines were to crack or be pierced by a shell.
Rob Arndt - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Patrick, the pic is of the Best Model 75. The Steam Tank was 50 tons, had 2x steam engines producing 500 HP, had half inch of armor, and ran 4-6 mph! That tank had a flamethrower driven by separate 35 HP engine for pressure. It also had 4x MGs and crew of 8. Designed by US Engineering Corps in 1918 but missed the war. Studebaker Supply Tank won first contract but Armistice canceled that. Then came 1918 Liberty Tanks which were produced in 1918, but postwar. Germans only built 20 A7V tanks but scored first tank to tank battle and shot up a town. Later, British and French tanks drove the German tanks back and remainder broke down. Allies had thousands of tanks by Nov 1918. Germany was working on 3 different types of tanks: light, medium, and monster K-wagen at 148 tons!!! Basically, the Maus of WW I...
Rob Arndt - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
1918 Steam Tank:
Rob Arndt - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
World's first flak panzer of WW I:
Rob Arndt - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
French steam tank caterpillar concept of 1885:
Jonathan - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
there was an old woman who lived in a shoe she told me to give these 3 5's to you!
Rob Arndt - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks Jon, tanks a lot!

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