Angels they are weeping o'er the foreign war,
Blood streams are flowing from shore to shore.
Brave heroes are falling to arise no more,
But still the bugles's calling every man to war.
After the war is over and the world's at peace,
Many a heart will be aching after the war is ceased.
Many a home will be vacant,
Many a child be alone,
But I hope they'll all be happy
In a place called "Home sweet Home".
Changed will be the picture of the foreign lands,
Maps will change entirely to diff 'rent hands.
Kings and Queens may ever rule their fellow man,
But pray they'll be united like our own free land.
Woodruff, Joseph and Pourmon, Elmer J., "After the War is Over Will There Be Any "Home Sweet Home"" (1917). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 84.
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