My Greatest Victory

[Dedicated to Max Schmeling, the Gentleman who lost to Joe Louis]

I fought a good fight, Id won in the past.
I fought a good fight, always held out last.
I fought a good fight, but what stands out the most:
My greatest victory, my greatest victory,
My greatest victory was the fight that I lost.

I wanted to win for Germany,
But a win for my country that couldnt be.
Id gotten a cable, Youll win this fight.
Youll show the world Hitler is right.

I fought a good fight, Id won in the past.
I fought a good fight, always held out last.
I fought a good fight, but what stands out the most:
My greatest victory, my greatest victory,
My greatest victory was the fight that I lost.

I was sent to the front cause I hadnt won,
But I made it back after Hitler was gone.
Coca Cola then made my life sweet.
Endorsements got me back on my feet.

In the 50s, I watched a news show:
The IRS was snooping for Joe.
I took a plane, I looked him up,
Just in time it turned his luck.

I fought a good fight, Id won in the past.
I fought a good fight, always held out last.
I fought a good fight, but what stands out the most:
My greatest victory, my greatest victory,
My greatest victory was the fight that I lost.

Joe and I became friends.           Who is to say
We both didnt win a fight against Hitler a fight against Hitler
A.fight against Hitler that day?

I fought a good fight, Id won in the past.
I fought a good fight, always held out last.
I fought a good fight, but what stands out the most:
My greatest victory, my greatest victory,
My greatest victory was the fight that I lost.

Not the many Id won      But the fight that I lost.

 2006  Ingrid Heldt Joe Petraitis