Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. (1918)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.

[Verse 1]
Who gives our nation its heroes?
Who bears the burden alone?
Who gives and gives,
As long as she lives?
There’s a Joan of Arc in ev’ry home

[Chorus]
Mothers of America,
The eyes of the world are on you;
When you gave your lad, you gave all you had,
Your courage will guide us through.
There’s a tear behind your smile
Ev’ry time that our flag is unfurled;
Mothers of America,
You’re the greatest little mothers in the world.

[Verse 2]
Who makes the coward a hero?
Who feels each wound and each blow?
Who knows the pain,
Of waiting in vain?
You who rocked their cradles long ago!

[Chorus]

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