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Music of the Eras: George Cohan "Over There"

World War I Battle Field

Video

"Over There: Remembering WWI ~ Music by George M. Cohan, Sung by Billy Murray."YouTube. YouTube, 23 Dec. 2007. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbggEGUaE28>.

Lyrics

Over There :

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your 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. 

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 come back till it's over
Over there.
Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's a son of a gun.
Hoist the flag and let her fly,
Yankee Doodle do or die.
Pack your little kit,
Show your grit, do your bit.
Yankee to the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue. 

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 come back till it's over
Over there.

"Over There Lyrics." Www.lyricsmania.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. <http://www.lyricsmania.com/over_there_lyrics_george_m_cohan.html>.
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