When I send you a picture of Berlin : (you'll know it's over, over there , I'm coming home) / words and music by Frank Fay, Ben Ryan and Dave Dreyer
Fay, Frank, 1897-1961, Composer. “When I send you a picture of Berlin : (you'll know it's over, over there , I'm coming home) / words and music by Frank Fay, Ben Ryan and Dave Dreyer.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 24 May 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/20197. Accessed 20 Nov. 2019.
|Title||When I send you a picture of Berlin : (you'll know it's over, over there , I'm coming home) / words and music by Frank Fay, Ben Ryan and Dave Dreyer|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Photography -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Soldiers -- United States -- Pictorial works|
|Cavalry -- United States -- Pictorial works|
|Cavalry horses -- Pictorial works|
|Cameras -- Pictorial works|
|Flags -- United States -- Pictorial works|
|Brandenburger Tor (Berlin, Germany) -- Pictorial works|
|St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale (Berlin, Germany) -- Pictorial works|
|Berlin (Germany) -- Pictorial works|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Advertising includes musical incipits on back cover|
|Cover illustration: Soldiers on horseback charging through the Brandenburg Gate waving American flags in the foreground is a solider holding a camera / E.H. Pfeiffer|
|Creator||Fay, Frank, 1897-1961, Composer.|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : H. Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.|
|Contributor||Dreyer, Dave, b. 1894, Composer.|
|Ryan, Ben, 1892-1968, Composer.|
|Pfeiffer, E. H, Illustrator.|
|Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co, Publisher.|
|Format||1 score (3 p.) 35 cm|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Johnny Johnson feeling fit uniform Army kit;First line of chorus: When I send you a picture of London then you'll know I've landed|
VERSE 01: Johnny Johnson feeling fit/Uniform and army kit/Johnny was a cam’ra fiend/Of that trip had often dreamed/Sweetheart crying at the pier/Said “I’m proud of you my dear”/Now you’ll realize your dreams/Taking pictures of those scenes,/Said John that’s what I’ll do/And I’ll send them home to you.
CHORUS: When I send you a picture of London/Then you’ll know I’ve landed safely “Over There”/When I send you a snapshot of Paris/You’ll know I’m ready to do and dare (I’ll do my share)/You’ll know I’m thinking about you,/When I send you my photo all alone/But when I send you a picture of Berlin/You’ll know it’s over, “Over There”/I’m coming home.
VERSE 02: Sweetheart waving at the pier/Saw the transport disappear/Dried her tears and heaves a sigh/Said he’ll come back, “bye and bye”/There are millions more like him/Full of vim in fighting trim/Smiling when they sail away/Our debt to France they’re glad to pay/We’ll miss them all at home/But there’s truth in Johnny’s poem.