Good-bye Broadway, Hello France!

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Melody - Billy Baskette, 1917; Seq. by Don Ferguson
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C. Francis Reisner, Benny Davis, 1917

Good-bye New York town, goodbye Miss Liberty,
Your light of freedom will guide us across the sea,
Ev'ry soldier's sweatheart bidding goodbye,
Ev'ry soldier's mother drying her eye,
Cheer up we'll soon be there,
Singing this Yankee air:
Chorus:
|: Good-bye Broadway*, Hello France,
We're ten million strong,
Good-bye sweethearts, wives and mothers,
It won't take us long,
Don't you worry while we're there;
It's for you we're fighting too,
So Good-bye Broadway, Hello France;
We're going to square our debt to you. :|
2. 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
Chorus:
|: Good-bye Broadway*, Hello France,
We're ten million strong,
Good-bye sweethearts, wives and mothers,
It won't take us long,
Don't you worry while we're there;
It's for you we're fighting for,
So Good-bye Broadway, Hello France;
We're going to help you win this war. :|


* In the liner notes, it states that any two syllable town may be used in place of Broadway.

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