[VERSE:] I've seen many diff'rent pictures Of the devil down below And he doesn't stand a show With a certain devil I know Let me introduce you to him You'll be happy when I do He's a devil dressed in blue And a soldier through and through [REFRAIN:] High up in the Alpine Mountains Are the Blue Devils Where the rain of shrapnel fountains Scar the Blue Devils With their glistening sabers Amid the shot and shell They visit their Austrian neighbors And give them H-E-double-L H-E-double-L Strong and active, most attractive Are the Blue Devils They came here the Liberty Loan to advance We entertained them with the best And now they've gone back to the trenches to rest Those Devils, the Blue Devils of France
[1st VERSE:] Honey, did you see that bill Pasted there on yonder hill? Kindly pay attention To what the letters mention 'Twill give you a wonderful thrill Chase away those weary blues Ain't you heard the happy news? [REFRAIN:] 'Circus is coming to town 'Circus is coming to town Two dozen acrobats from o'er the foam And Salome Hip-hip-hippodrome Come see the comical clown Turning himself upside-down Come and purchase a photograph Of the freaks and the big giraffe Open your dining room and start to laugh The circus is coming to town [2nd VERSE:] Come and see the big parade Jazzy music will be played Just before we're seated I'll see that you are treated To peanuts and red lemonade Barnum had the right idea Come and give him one big cheer
[VERSE:] We have heard the wise men say Each working day Should have an hour of play So if you'll come with me I'll show the way Where all the playthings are It's not so very far [REFRAIN:] Come along to toy town Let me take you there It's a wondrous joy town Free from ev'ry care Come join the curly heads That glisten with gold There's room for silver threads No matter how old When you see the playthings You will dance and sing Come and hear them say things When you pull the string 'Twill take you back to the shack Where you played upon the floor Come to toy town And be a kiddy once more [2nd VERSE:] If your hair is tinged with gray A toy each day Will keep the gray away We really never grow too old to play The land of harmless toys Makes old folks girls and boys
[1st VERSE:] Ev'ryone's hollering "Me oh my We're in a terrible hole" Ev'ryone's hollering "Tell us why There is a shortage of coal" I've got the whole thing figured out Really it isn't so bad I know the cause without a doubt Why there's no coal to be had [1st REFRAIN:] The devil has bought up all the coal He's going to save it I swear Until the Kaiser gets there He needs to make it warm for Mister William The devil has spent his little roll For all the coal from ev'rywhere He's piling it up by the ton And, oh, what he'll do to that Hun There'll be a hot time in Hades When the Kaiser gets there [2nd VERSE:] Satan is freezing 'way down below He feels a terrible chill Still he won't use up his coal, oh no Satan is waiting for Bill If he can stand it then why can't we? Tell all the grumblers to pause Although we freeze, let's shout with glee "It's for a wonderful cause" [2nd REFRAIN:] The devil has bought up all the coal He's going to save it I swear Until the Kaiser gets there He needs to make it warm for Mister William I'd give Mister Rockefeller's roll To see the Kaiser I declare And whisper in his little ear You don't know the half of it, dear There'll be a hot time in Hades When the Kaiser gets there
[VERSE:] I really think that Broadway Is just a false alarm It's just a great big fraud-way Compared to a farm A lot of folks may like it But I could not agree It may be good enough for them But not for me [REFRAIN:] I'm gonna stay right here where the Jack O'Lanterns grow I'm gonna wake each morn when the rooster starts to crow Then when I'm through milking the cow I'll be out working the plow While the birds Sing a little "Hello" I'm gonna settle down with a certain gal I know Until the day comes 'round when I must really go Then should the Angels whisper "What have you been?" I'll say "I've been a Reuben Down where the Jack O'Lanterns grow" [2nd VERSE:] I stop my work at sundown And if I want to roar I comb my hair and run down To Si's groc'ry store I hear the latest songs there I've got them all down pat I know "Poor Butterfly" by heart Just think of that!
[1st VERSE:] I can picture the boys "over there" Making plenty of noise "over there" And if I'm not wrong It won't be long Ere a certain song will fill the air It's all very clear The time's drawing near When they'll be marching down to the pier, singing: [REFRAIN:] Goodbye France We'd love to linger longer but we must go home Folks are waiting to welcome us across the foam We were glad to stand side by side with you Mighty proud to have died with you So goodbye France You'll never be forgotten by the U.S.A. [2nd VERSE:] They are waiting for one happy day When the word comes to start on their way With a tear-dimmed eye They'll say goodbye But their hearts will cry, Hip-hip hooray The friends that they made Will wish that they stayed As they start on their homeward parade, singing:
[1st VERSE:] [Johnnies:] We've been busy running after you Hoping that you'll part With a corner of your heart [Julia:] That is something I will never do I could not divide my heart and give it to a few [REFRAIN:] I have just one heart It's for just one boy I mean to keep it until someday When he comes along then I'll give it away It is plain to see I'm not fancy free I have just one heart for one little boy Who has one little heart for me [2nd VERSE:] [Johnnies:] Till you meet him, have a little fun Just a little kiss He will never, never miss [Julia:] All my kisses, ev'ry single one I am nursing, no rehearsing, tho' it's being done
[1st VERSE:] "Over there" in France In a big advance Little Johnny stood the test Johnny held his ground Now he struts around With a medal on his chest There's a happy look in his eyes And ev'ry now and then he cries: [REFRAIN:] I'm gonna pin my medal on the girl I left behind She deserves it more than I For the way she said "goodbye" You should have seen her try to keep away the tears that blind A braver hero Would be hard to find She puts a smile in ev'ry letter she signs But I can read what's in her heart between the lines And when I get back Yes, when I get back I'm gonna pin my medal on the girl I left behind [2nd VERSE:] When the boys come home From across the foam To the girls they love the best There'll be more than one Little Yankee son With a medal on his chest When the drive is over this Spring A lot of soldier boys will sing:
[VERSE:] When Irish meets Irish They will seldom disagree There's a perfect understanding Like a chord of harmony They talk the same And they walk the same They think the same, they do That's just why you fancy me And I fancy you [REFRAIN:] Why do you love what I do? It's the little bit of Irish That's in your heart When McCormack sings Why do you shout with joy? If a band should start Playing an Irish rhythm You'd go with 'em Why do you speak as I do With a little bit of brogue From which you'll never part? When you see a three leaf clover Why do you smile all over? It's the little bit of Irish in your heart [2nd VERSE:] When Irish meets Irish Should they ever start a fight They will leave it to a German To decide which one is right Lord help the Hun The unlucky one Who's picked out to decide Hist'ry tells us that's just how A thousand Huns died
[VERSE:] [She:] The Tom, Dick or Harry that I ever marry Will have to be a dancer Before he gets my answer [He:] I'm not much at dancing but as for romancing I know a thing or two [She:] But that would never do [He:] Why wouldn't it? [REFRAIN:] [She:] I wouldn't give "that" for the man who couldn't dance If only a little bit He'd have to take a chance For when the band starts playing a lively air That's when he'll have to be there With a light fantastic, very elastic I wouldn't waste one little tiny little glance No matter how very much He spoke about romance He may be handsome, wealthy Full of personality I wouldn't give "that" for the man Who couldn't dance with me
[1st VERSE:] In uniform, we represent The navy of our President Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! We try to be as Dewey was The fearless man we knew he was Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! With watchful eye we take our post To guard our Uncle Sammy's coast Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! We'll fill our guns with navy beans And shoot the German submarines Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! [REFRAIN:] Over the sea, boys We're assigned With the land we love ever in mind Over the ocean, full of devotion For the girls we left behind [2nd verse:] We're each a son of Washington And each a man behind a gun Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! The fun'ral march is all rehearsed If we should see the Kaiser first Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! We don't get much for what we do But what we do means much to you Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! We have to leave our wives behind For fighting of a different kind Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho!
["Words by George M. Cohan and Music by Irving Berlin"] [VERSE:] Poor old New York has been captured at last Broadway is up in the air We lost our hearts to a girl with a past Dear little sweet Polly Claire You'll hear them sing ev'rywhere [REFRAIN:] Polly, pretty Polly She's a jolly little dame Polly's created some talk Polly's the talk of New York Polly, pretty Polly Fun and folly is her aim A future at last for a girl with a past Pretty Polly is her name [2nd VERSE:] David Belasco's to blame for it all He brought the girl into sight Even invited New Yorkers to call Polly's at home ev'ry night Now we all sing with delight
[1st VERSE:] Jimmy's mother went to see her son Marching along on parade In his uniform and with his gun What a lovely picture he made She came home that ev'ning Filled up with delight And to all the neighbors She would yell with all her might [REFRAIN:] Did you see my little Jimmy marching With the soldiers up the avenue? There was Jimmy just as stiff as starch Like his Daddy on the seventeenth of March Did you notice all the lovely ladies Casting their eyes on him? Away he went To live in a tent Over in France with his regiment Were you there, and tell me, did you notice? They were all out of step but Jim [2nd VERSE:] That night little Jimmy's father stood Buying the drinks for the crowd You could tell that he was feeling good He was talking terribly loud Twenty times he treated My! but he was dry When his glass was empty He would treat again and cry [alternate lines in 2nd REFRAIN:] It made me glad To gaze at the lad Lord help the Kaiser if he's like his Dad
[1st VERSE:] [She:] I have a cute idea for a play [He:] Tell me about it, do [She:] It's just a story of ev'ryday [He:] Nothing today is new [She:] There isn't much to my little plot [He:] I'm sure it's more than you say [She:] Maybe you will not like it a lot [He:] Tell me about your play [REFRAIN:] In the first act A girl and boy appear In the second act Their fam'lies interfere A row is started They're broken-hearted And soon they're parted For one long year In the third act The lovers meet again And before they take Their curtain calls We see them spending A happy ending In the last act When the curtain falls [2nd VERSE:] [She:] What do you think of my little play? [He:] I think it simply great [She:] Somebody may produce it someday [He:] I'll bet you just can't wait [She:] I wonder what the critics will say [He:] I'm sure 'twill fill them with joy [She:] I'd love to be the girl in the play [He:] I'd love to be the boy