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VP_001329 Verse 1Across the sea from lands so free we are going; Our hearts are glowing, For we are knowing that we're going over to win a fight for Freedom's right from the Teuton, 'Mid the shot and shell of a tyrant's Hell, Now that the big fight is on. Democracy's calling, Autocracy's falling, We're going to march right into old Berlin before our work is done. Old Glory is heeding poor Belgium's pleading; And ev'ry American will Do or Die from now 'till the battle's won. Chorus 1The fight is on: Our blood we'll give to the drop! We'll show our grit as we do our bit, And the Sammies know no such word as "quit," For no pow'r on earth the Yankee Spirit can stop, So shout "Hooray" for we'll win the fray When we go over the top. Verse 2We'll sing a song of home sweet home while we're going, For we'll be knowing, That as we're going we'll be showing deeds that will grow like seeds in history for our nation, While were "over there" we will do and dare, Now that the big fight is on. The Yankees are coming, Where bullets are humming, We're going to free again Alsace Loraine when once we take our stand; With spirit unbending For world peace unending, America's sons will fight with all their might 'till birds sing in No Man's Land.
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1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Vandersloot Music Pub. Co
Vandersloot, Carl D and Shannon, J. R, "The Fight Is On : Song" (1918). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 415.