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Over There


George M. Cohan

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Successfully Introduced by Nora Bayes
Words and Music by George M. Cohan

Illustrated by Albert Wilfred Barbelle

William Jerome Publishing Corporation, Strand Theatre Bldg, 47th St. & B'way, New York

All performing and mechanical rights reserved by the publishers.

Copyright MCMXVII by Wm. Jerome Pub.Corp. Strand Theater Bldg, 47th St. & B'way, N.Y.
Copyright Canada MCMXVII by Waley, Royce & Co., for Wm. Jerome Pub.Corp.
International Copyright Secured.

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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
Ev'ry 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 ev'ry where
So prepare
Say a pray'r
Send the word
Send the word
To beware
We'll be over
Welcoming 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
You're 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
Yankees to the ranks
From the towns and the tanks
Make your mother proud of you
And the old Red White and Blue.




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