America, here's my boy / words by Andrew B. Sterling music by Arthur Lange
Lange, Arthur, 1889-1956. “America, here's my boy / words by Andrew B. Sterling music by Arthur Lange.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 24 May 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31312. Accessed 19 Jan. 2020.
|Title||America, here's my boy / words by Andrew B. Sterling music by Arthur Lange|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Soldiers -- Family relationships|
|Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Back Cover: Advertisement for "When the parson hands the wedding band from me to Mandy Lee."|
|Cover illustration: drawing of mother and soldier by AndrÃ© De Takacs|
|Creator||Lange, Arthur, 1889-1956|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York, N.Y. : Joe Morris Music Co.|
|Contributor||Sterling, Andrew B., 1874-1955|
|De Takacs, AndrÃ© C. Illustrator.|
|Format||1 score (3 pages) 35 cm|
|J.M.Co. 569-2 Joe Morris Music Co|
|Alternative Title||At head of title: Sentiment of every American mother|
|First line of text: There's a million mothers knocking|
|First line of chorus: America, I raised a boy for you|
VERSE 01: There’s a million mothers knocking at the nations door,/A million mothers, yes and there’ll be millions more,/And while within each mother heart they pray,/Just hark what one brave mother has to say.
CHORUS: “America,/I raised a boy for you./America,/You’ll find him staunch and true,/Place a fun upon his shoulder,/He is ready to die or do./America, he is my only one/My hope, my pride and joy,/But if I had another, he would march beside his brother/America, here’s my boy.”
VERSE 02: There’s a million mothers waiting by the fireside bright,/A million mothers, wairing for the call tonight./And while within each heart there’ll be a tear,/She’ll watch her boy go marching with a cheer.