A patriotic song by George M. Cohan
Morgan E. Plont
World war I had been going on for three years.
President Woodrow Wilson decided to send U.S.
soldiers to fight.
George Cohan wrote this song to encourage people
to sign up for military service.
PATRIOTISM: love for or devotion to one's country
George Cohan wrote “Over
There” on a train ride to New
York, after the U.S.A. declared
war against Germany.
George M. Cohan earned the Congressional
Medal of Honor for the song in 1940.
He died November 5th 1942
He also wrote “Yankee Doodle
Dandy, Regards to Broadway, and After all.
Over there, over there
Send the word, send the word
That the Yanks are
coming, the Yanks are
The drums are rum-tumming
So prepare, say a prayer
Send the word, send
the word to beware
We'll be over
there, we're coming
And we won't come
back till it's over-- over