Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0558

Description

Cover: a photo of George M. Cohan; Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons (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
From Frisco Bay to old Broadway, Today all over the U.S.A., We know we're fighting the foe. So we all stand steady and ready to go, We know no fear, we know no tear, And all we hear is the Yankee cheer. I heard a girlie say to her boy as he marched away:
Refrain
When you come back, yes, when you come back, You'll hear the Yankee cry, At-a-boy, Jack! And when you return remember to bring Some little thing that you get from the king. And drop me a line from Germany, Do, Yankee Doodle, do; When you come back, And you will come back, There's the whole world waiting for you. When you come back, yes, when you come back, You'll hear the Yankee cry, At-a-boy, Jack! And when you return remember to bring Some little thing that you get from the king. And drop me a line from Germany, Do, Yankee Doodle, do; When you come back, And you will come back, There's the whole world waiting for you.
Second verse
It's rum, tum, tum, the fife and drum, So march in time for the time has come To smash right thru with a bang. With the same old spirit when liberty rang, To win, begin to rush right in, And fly our flag over old Berlin. Let's let our message be to the Yankee across the sea:
(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.

When You Come Back / words by George M. Cohan

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