Over There (1917)

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Over There  (1917) 
by George M. Cohan

"Over There" is a 1917 song popular with United States soldiers in both world wars. It was written by George M. Cohan during World War I. Notable early recordings include versions by Nora Bayes, Enrico Caruso, Billy Murray, and Charles King.Excerpted from Over There (1917) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cover page to the sheet music.

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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, 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.

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 everywhere.

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.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1942, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.