Goodbye, dear sweetheart, Goodbye, dear mother, too / words & music by Ella Myers Gasber
Gasber, Ella Myers. “Goodbye, dear sweetheart, Goodbye, dear mother, too / words & music by Ella Myers Gasber.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/20213. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.
|Title||Goodbye, dear sweetheart, Goodbye, dear mother, too / words & music by Ella Myers Gasber|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Farewells -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Farewells -- Pictorial works|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Cover illustration: a soldier looks back as a woman waves from her front porch|
|Creator||Gasber, Ella Myers|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||Columbus, Ohio : G.M. Tidd, Music Pub.|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Dear sweetheart, I must go away, my country's calling me;First line of chorus: Goodbye, goodbye dear sweetheart, Goodbye, dear mother, too|
VERSE 01: Dear sweetheart, I must go away,/My Country’s calling me;/And I have come to say “Goodbye.”/Before I cross the sea./So comfort dear old mother please,/And help her all you can,/For I am glad that I can go/And right for Uncle Sam.
CHORUS: Goodbye, goodbye, dear sweetheart,/Goodbye, dear mother, too:/Goodbye, and may God bless you both and keep you safe and true./And when the war is over and skies again are blue,/If I am spared thru shot and shell,/Then I’ll come back to you.
VERSE 02: And when I land in sunny France/With stars and stripes, so true;/I’ll think of those I love so well of, you with eyes of blue./And with new zeal and vigor then/I’ll do the best I can,/In trenches deep on Foreign fields/I’ll fight for Uncle Sam.
|Original Format||1 score ( p.) 34 cm|