"Good-bye Broadway, Hello France!" 


Words by C. Francis Reisner and Benny Davis
Music by Billy Baskette

Published 1917:   Leo. Feist, Inc., Feist Building, New York, NY


MIDI file courtesy Benjamin Tubb


Verse: 1

Good-bye New York town, good-bye Miss Liberty,
Your light of freedom will guide us across the sea,
Ev’ry soldier’s sweetheart biding good-bye,
Ev’ry soldier’s mother drying her eye.
Cheer up we’ll soon be there,
Singing this Yan-kee air:


CHORUS 1:

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.

Verse 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 2:

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 you we’re fighting for,
So Good-bye Broadway, Hello France,
We’re going to help you win this war.

*Name of any city may be substituted for Broadway if desired.




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