Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0473

Description

Key of Bb. Cover: a drawing of four soldiers singing and one of them is playing Banjo; 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
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; Ev'ry son of liberty. Hurry right away, no delay, go today, Make your daddy glad, to have had such a lad, Tell your sweetheart not to pine, To be proud her boy's in line.
Refrain
Over there, over there, Send the word, send the word over there, That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rumtumming ev'ry where. 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. Over there, over there, Send the word, send the word over there, That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rumtumming ev'ry where. 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.
Second verse
Johnnie get your gun, get your gun, get your gun, Johnnie show the Hun, you're a son-of-a-gun, Hoist the flag and let her fly, Like true heroes do or die. Pack your little kit, show your grit, do your bit, Soldiers to the ranks from the towns and the tanks, Make your mother proud of you, And to liberty be true.
(Refrain)

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.

Over There / words by George M. Cohan

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