Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0371

Description

Cover: drawing of an American soldier shaking hands with a French soldier across a symbolic representation of the United States and Europe during World War I; Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
Goodbye New York town, goodbye Miss Liberty, Your light of freedom will guide us across the sea, Ev'ry soldier's sweetheart biding goodbye, Ev'ry soldier's mother drying her eye Cheer up we'll soon be there, Singing this Yankee air: First
Chorus
Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're ten million strong, Goodbye sweethearts wives and mothers, It won't take us long, Don't you worry while we're there, Its for you we're fighting too, So Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're going to square our debt to you. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're ten million strong, Goodbye sweethearts wives and mothers, It won't take us long, Don't you worry while we're there, Its for you we're fighting too, So Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're going to square our debt to you.
Second verse
Vive Pershing is the cry across the sea We're united in this fight for liberty France sent us a soldier, brave La Fayette Whose deeds and fame we cannot forget Now that we have the chance we'll pay our debt to France
Second chorus
Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're ten million strong, Goodbye sweethearts wives and mothers, It won't take us long, Don't you worry while we're there, It's you we're fighting for, So Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're going to help you win this war. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're ten million strong, Goodbye sweethearts wives and mothers, It won't take us long, Don't you worry while we're there, It's you we're fighting for, So Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, We're going to help you win this war.

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France / music by Billy Baskette; words by Francis Reisner and Benny Davis

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