over_there.jpg (15588 bytes) "Over There"

by George M. Cohan

Click on the sheet music to hear the song (1:05)

Part I

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 glad
To have had such a lad.
Tell your sweetheart not pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.

Part II

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's 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.
Yankee Doodle fill the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue.

Cover art by Norman Rockwell
Chorus

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'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 come back till it's over Over there.