Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Clear the Way

Lyrics by Henry Erskine Smith

Music by Frederick J. Bacon and E. O. Winship.

Published by H. E. Smith (Henry Erskine), New York City

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[Verse 1]
Uncle Sam had given us the signal
So we must hie away away
We'll clear the way for liberty
There must be no delay
Our sweet hearts, and our dear be loved ones
We’ll miss you Oh, so much,
But God will surely care for us
And our hearts will be in touch,
We’ll keep our pluck and courage up
When we know that we are right
And our duty surely, surely will be done,
From where e’er we are you’ll hear from us good news,
I’m very sure
And return to you when victory is won.

[Refrain]
Now my boys
For a cheer
That will ring from sea to sea
We will fight
For the right
Where ever we may be
When we work
For uncle Sam
We will never, never lag
Clear the way,
Clear the way,
For our Country and our Flag.

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