Pay the Dindu, or suffer the consequences.
It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation To call upon a neighbour and to say: -- "We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight, Unless you pay us cash to go away." And that is called asking for Dindu-geld, And the people who ask it will soothe That you've only to pay 'em the Dindu-geld And then you'll get rid of the Dindu! It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation, To puff and look important and to say: -- "Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you. We will therefore pay you cash to go away." And that is called paying the Dindu-geld; But we've proved it through and through, That if once you have paid him the Dindu-geld You never get rid of the Dindu. It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation, For fear they should succumb and go astray; So when you are requested to pay up or be molested, You will find it better policy to say: -- "We never pay any-one Dindu-geld, No matter how trifling the cost; For the end of that game is oppression and shame, And the nation that pays it is lost!"