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WORLD WAR 1 SONGS AND AMERICAN PATRIOTIC MUSIC

World War One Posters - Collection of Vintage WW1 Posters

Over There

Over There

Year 1918

Words and Music by George M. Cohan

Leo Feist Inc.
Feist Building
New York
  First Verse
Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun, Take it on the run, on the run, on the run, Hear them calling you and me; Every son of Liberty Hurry right away, no delay, go today, Make your daddy glad to have had such a lad Tell your sweetheart not to pine, To be proud her boy's in line.

Second Verse
Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun, Johnnie show the Hun, you're a Son-of-a-Gun, Hoist the flag and let her fly Like true heros do or die Pack your little kit, show your grit, do your bit, Soldiers to the ranks from the towns and the tanks, Make your Mother proud of you and to Liberty be true.

Chorus
Over There, Over There Send the word, send the word, Over There That the Yanks are coming, The Yanks are coming, The drums rum tumming everywhere So prepare, Say a Prayer Send the word, Send the word to beware We'll be over, we're coming over. And we won't be back till it's over over there!

Chorus 2
Over There, Over There Send the word, send the word, Over There That the Yanks are coming, The Yanks are coming, The drums rum tumming everywhere So prepare, Say a Prayer Send the word, Send the word to beware We'll be over, we're coming over.

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Where Do We Go From Here

Where Do We Go From Here

Year 1917

By Howard John and Percy Wenrich

Leo Feist Inc.
Feist Building
New York
  First Verse
Paddy Mack drove a hack Up and down Broadway, Pat had one expression and he'd use it every day; Any time he'd grab a fare, to take them for a ride, Paddy Jumped upon the seat, cracked his whip and cried.

Second Verse
One fine day on Broadway, Pat was driving fast, When the street was blown to pieces by a subway blast; Down the hole poor Paddy went, a thinkin' of his past, Then he says, says he, I think these words will be my last:

Third Verse
First of all, at the call, When the war began, Pat enlisted in the army as a fighting man; When the drills began, they'd walk a hundred miles a day, Tho the rest got tired, Paddy always used to say:

Chorus
Where do we go from here boys, Where do go from here? Anywhere from Harlem to a Jersey City pier;" When Pat would spy a pretty girl, he'd whisper in her ear, "Oh joy, Oh boy, Where do we go from here?"

Chorus 2
Where do we go from here boys, Where do go from here? Paddy's neck was in the wreck but still he had nor fear; He saw a dead man next to him and whispered in his ear, "Oh joy, Oh boy, Where do we go from here?"

Chorus 3
Where do we go from here boys, Where do go from here? Slip a pill to Kaiser Bill and make him shed a tear; And when we see the enemy we'll shoot in the rear, "Oh joy, Oh boy, Where do we go from here?"

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I Have Come To Say Goodbye

I Have Come To Say Goodbye

Year 1917

Words and Music by Andrew Carp

Illustrated M. Ormiston

Andrew J. Sittig
Ilion, New York
  First Verse
I have come to say good bye, Mary, darling. For America, I sure must do my part. Now be brave and do not cry, Mary, darling. Though this paring almost breaks your heart, I know you will be lonely, Mary darling. I know that you will never cease to care My thoughts will ever be of you, dear, When I'm in the trenches over there.

Second Verse
Tis for freedoms cause, this strife, Mary, darling For our liberty, On land and on the sea. I would gladly give my life, Mary, darling. Fighting for the world's democracy, With conscience right I'm ready, Mary darling. When duty calls a soldier must obey And if I am spared I'll return, dear, Back to the good old U.S.A.

Chorus
At evening I'll lie a-dreaming Dreaming of thee When o'er the sea, In fancy I'll see you waiting, Waiting at home, sweet home for me.

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Oh, Moon Of The Summer Night (Tell My Mother Her Boy's All Right)

Oh, Moon Of The Summer Night (Tell My Mother Her Boy's All Right)

Year 1918

By Allan J. Flynn

Illustration Starmer

Al. Piantadosi and Co. Inc
Astor Theatre Building
New York City
  First Verse
Over There, The silvry moon was shining, Over There, A soldier boy while pining, To the moon pleaded, And if it heeded, This is what it heard him say, Oh!

Second Verse
Over There, The night was dark and dreary, Over There, Two loving hearts were weary, Sweetheart and mother, Asking each other, Will our Soldier boy return, Oh!

Chorus
Moon, of the summer night, Your silvry beams bring me dreams, of the loved ones way back home, Could you only tell them all, That I'm safe tonight, How it would cheer up the loved ones far across the foam, Over yonder in the golden west, My mother's praying, And the little girl I love the best, Is praying too, So I'm asking you, Oh! Moon. Won't you send your light, And tell my mother for me, cross the sea, Her boy's alright.

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When Yankee Doodle Learns To Parlez Vous Francais

When Yankee Doodle Learns To Parlez Vous Francais

Year 1917

Words by Will Hart
Music by Ed. Nelson

A.J. Stasny Music Co.
56 W. 45th St.
New York City
  First Verse
When Yankee Doodle came to Paris town Upon his face he wore a little frown To those he'd meet upon the street, he ciouldn't speak a word, To find a Miss that he could kiss it seemed to be absurd. But if this Yankee should stay there awhile Upon his face you're bound to see a smile.

Second Verse
Soon Yankee Doodle he left Paris town, Upon his face there was a coat of brown, For every man of Uncle Sam was fighting in a trench, Between each shell, they learned quite well to speak a little French. When Yankee Doodle gets back to Paree, He'll break a million hearts take it from me.

Chorus
When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Francais Parlez vous Francais, in the proper way, He will call each girlie "Ma Cherie", To every Miss that wants a kiss he'll saw Wee, Wee On Ze Be, On Ze Bou, On Ze Boule, Boulevard, With a girl, with a curl, you can see him promenade When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Francais, "Oo La La, Sweet Papa" he will teach them all to say.

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I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way

I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way

Year 1917

Words and music by George Fairman

Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub Co.
222 W. 46th St.
New York
  First Verse
Goodbye everybody I'm off to fight the foe Uncle Sammy is calling me so I must go Gee I'm feeling fine don't you wish that you were me? For I'm sailing tomorrow over the deep blue sea.

Second Verse
Take a look at me I'm a Yankee thro' and thro' I was born on July the Fourth in ninety two And I'll march away with a feather in my hat, For I'm joining the army what do you think of that?

Chorus
And I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way For I belong to the regulars I'm proud to say And I'll do my duty-uty night or day I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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Till We Meet Again

Till We Meet Again

Year 1918

Words by Raymond B. Egan
Music by Richard A. Whiting

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
Detroit, New York
  First Verse
There's a song in the land of the lily Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh Over high garden walls This sweet echo falls As a soldier boy whispers goodbye

Second Verse
Tho' goodbye means the birth of a tear drop Hello means the birth of a smile And the smile will erase The tear blighting trace When we meet in the after awhile

Chorus
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu When the clouds roll by I'll come to you Then the skies will seem more blue Down in lovers lane my dearie Wedding bells ring so merrily Every tear will be a memory So wait and pray each night for me Till we meet again.

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That's What The Red, White And Blue Means To Ev'ry True Heart In The USA

That's What The Red, White And Blue Means To Ev'ry True Heart In The USA

Year 1918

Lyrics by Robert Levenson
Music by E.E. Bagley

Walter Jacobs
Boston, Mass.
  First Verse
Every stripe that's in the flag means something dear to me, For it's the emblem of our land and of democracy; And everytime I see Old Glory Then I want to tell the story Just as in the days of old the tale was told to me:

Second Verse
Everyone that's in the land should keep in memry clear Just what the meaning is of that old flag we love so dear; For every single word is thrilling 'Cause it shows we all are willing when there comes a time for it to do our bit with cheer.

Chorus
Red is for the soldier boys, their muskets swining while they're sining songs of cheer; White is for mothers, while their hearts are pining smiles are shining through each tear; Blue is for the jackies on the ocean sailing, never failing once to win the day That's what the Red and White and Blue means to every true heart in the U.S.A.

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Year 1918

Words by Bud Green
Music by Ed. Nelson

A. J. Stasny Music Co.
56 West 45th St.
New York, NY.
  First Verse
Skies of gray have given way to brightness Hearts that once were sad are feeling gay The news has flashed around Our boys are Homeward bound And we'll be there to meet them just to say.

Second Verse
Every mother's waiting for her loved on Every sweethearts waiting at the pier Each baby will be glad To see her fighting Dad And this whole nation's proud to see you here.

Chorus
Welcome home the day of peace on earth is here, Welcome home what words of cheer, We've kept our home fires a burning while yearning for you Your vacant chair is waiting too you know you're Welcome home Each mother's heart sings out with joy, Welcome home my soldier boy, And now that all the war clouds safely have past And God has brought me sunshine at last, Oh welcome, welcome, you are welcome home.

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Three Wonderful Letters From Home

Three Wonderful Letters From Home

Year 1918

Words by Joe Goodwin and Ballard MacDonald

Music by James F. Hanley

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co.
224 West 47th Street
New York
  First Verse
Three letters left a village bound for somewhere over there, three letters to a lonesome soldier lad each one a loving story told, each one was worth its weight in gold three messages that made his poor heart glad:

Second Verse
Each word was like a soft caress that soothed his aching heart, and drove away the misery and the pain then joy returned to take their place and brought a vision of each face as over and over he read their words again:

Chorus
For the first was just old fashioned, and it breathed a mother's prayer while the next one started "Darling, God protect you over there," and the third was filled with kisses, send to Daddy across the foam, from his mother, wife and baby, three wonderful letters from home.

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