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Words by John L. Golden
Music by Raymond Hubbell

Copyright MCMXVII by John L. Golden, Raymond Hubbell & R.H. Burnside, N.Y.

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Cheer up! We’re off today,
Cheer up! While I’m away,
Take care of “Time Square”
and eve’ry spot along Broadway.
Cheer up! Eliza, do,
Soon I’ll be back to you,
There’s a little job that must be done,
and doing it will just be fun.

So it’s cheer up!
‘Liza, I’ll be a whole lot wiser,
and I’ll come back soon
so don’t you care.
I’m a kid you must admit,
and I’ll love to do my bit,
For they need me over there.
So it’s cheer up!
‘Liza, I’ going to “can” the Kaiser,
And that’s all I have got to do.
Oh! I don’t mean to brag,
But I’ll grab a foreign flag
(repeat first verse)


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