Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1917

Comments

Written and Sung with Great Success by the Well Known Composer Jos. E. Howard

New York: M. Witmark & Sons (1917)

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[Verse 1]
One day as morning shed its glow
Across the eastern sky
A boy and girl in accents low In a garden said “Goodbye!”
She said “Remember as you stray,
When each must do his share,
The flowers blooming here today
Are emblems over there!”

[Refrain]
Somewhere in France is the Lily,
Close by the English Rose;
Somewhere in France is a sweetheart,
Facing the battle’s chance,
For the flow’r of our youth fights for freedom and truth
Somewhere in France

[Verse 2]
Each morning in that garden fair,
Where sweetest perfumes dwell,
The lassie whispers low a pray’r
For the flowr’s she loves so well.
And over there as night draws near,
Amid the shot and flame,
Unto the flag he holds so dear,
A soldier breathes her name.

[Refrain]

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