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VP_016183 Verse 1A soldier boy was writing to his Yankee Doodle girl He was feeling very lonely at the time For his thoughts were far away of a brighter fairer day And he penn'd to her this tender little rhyme Chorus 1Afterwhile when all is over Afterwhile when all is done Afterwhile when foe-man yields to foe-man and the cause of Liberty is won Afterwhile we'll all be sailing homeward And we hope and pray the day is nigh Afterwhile we'll settle down in Love land Afterwhile Dearie you and I Verse 2On the fields of old Picardy 'neath the yellow mellow moon Fancy took him back to Yankee land again And the girl he long'd to see came to him in memory As he told his love for her in this refrain
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Alstyne, Egbert Van and Bowers, Thos. M, "Afterwhile" (1918). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 4618.