Music ID

VP_000175

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Keywords

Historical and patriotic songs, Marches, Songs with piano, War, World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music

Collection

Vocal Popular

Lyrics

VP_000175 Verse 1[Blind Frenchman speaks to son:] "What is the cheering, my little one? Oh! that my blinded eyes could see! Â hasten, my boy, to the window run, And see what the noise in the street may be. I hear the drums and the marching feet; Look and see what it's all about! Who can it be that our people greet With cheer and laughter and joyous shout?" [Son:] "There are men, my father brown and strong And they carry a banner of wondrous hue, With a mighty tread they swing along Now I see white stars on a field of blue!" [Father:] "You say that you see white stars on blue? Look, are there stripes of red and white? It must be yes, it must be true! Oh, dear God, if I had my sight! Hasten, son, fling the window wide; Let me kiss the staff our flag swings from And salute the Stars and Stripes with pride, For, God be praised, "The Americans come!" Verse 2(French)[Un Français aveugle parle a son fils:] "Mon fils qui done acclamat'on? Par la fenêtre penches toi. Dis moi qui crie en passant Puisque mes pauvres yeux ne voient! J'entends le son de leurs tambours Les pas rythmiques des bataillons Qui donc arrive en ce séjour aux sons joyeux du peuple criant?" [Le fils:] "Des soldats, mon père, forts et fiers, Passent dans la rue en rangs serrés Ils portent haut leur jo lie banniére, ayant un fond bleu tout étoilé!" [Le père:] "Tu vois un fond bleu tout étoilé? Regardes encore! Ah puisje croire! Voistu du blanc et rouge, en raies? Oh, grand Dieu, si je pouvais voir! Hâtestoi ouvres la croisée Que j'embrasse notre tricolore Et salue le drâpeau étoilé Lou é soit Dieu, L'amérique vient!"

Physical Description

1 score (7 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

Publication Date

1918

Publisher

J. Fischer & Bro

Publication Place

New York

Americans Come!

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