George M. Cohan Sheet Music
"Your Song--My Song--Our Boys' Song: Over There"
"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,Every son of liberty,Hurry right away,No delay, no delay,Make your daddy gladTo have had such a lad.Tell your sweetheart not pine,To be proud her boy's in line.ChorusOver there, over there,Send the word, send the word over there-That the Yanks are coming,The Yanks are coming,The drums rum-tummingEv'rywhere.So prepare, say a pray'r,Send the word, send the word to beware.We'll be over, we're coming over,And we won't be back till it's overOver there." In 1940 Congress awarded Cohan a special medal for his popular World War I song. Just three years later, American troops would be "over there"--fighting in Europe--once again.
||The 1942 motion picture "Yankee Doodle Dandy" covered the career of actor, songwriter, playwright, and producer George M. Cohan (1878-1942).
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