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There’s Nobody Home But Me

Words by Sam Ehrlich

Music by Con Conrad

New York: Broadway Music Corporation (1918)

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[Verse 2]
A garden gate, a lad of eight,
Dressed in a uniform of brown,
Across the way, a troop that day
Were getting volunteers in town
“Who’s home with you, my boy?”
they cried,
The child saluted and replied:

My brother’s over in the trenches,
And sister’s gone to nurse out there
While Daddy’s making ammunition,
My mama also does her share
I’ve got my uniform all ready,
A solider boy,
I’d like to be
So if you’re over here for a brave volunteer,
There’s nobody home but me.

[Verse 2]
A snow white bed, a curly head,
A mother kisses baby dear,
Her sleepy boy, awakes with joy
And cries, “The solider boys were here
They came to take us all away
And mama I was proud to say:”



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