GOODBYE, DOLLY GRAY (Will D. Cobb / Paul Barnes) J. W. Myers - 1900 Big Four Quartet - 1901 Harry MacDonough - 1901 I have come to say goodbye, Dolly Gray It's no use to ask me why, Dolly Gray There's a murmur in the air, you can hear it everywhere It is the time to do and dare, Dolly Gray Don't you hear the tramp of feet, Dolly Gray Sounding through the village street, Dolly Gray 'Tis the tramp of soldiers' true in their uniforms so blue I must say goodbye to you, Dolly Gray Goodbye Dolly I must leave you, though it breaks my heart to go Something tells me I am needed at the front to fight the foe See, the boys in blue are marching and I can no longer stay Hark, I hear the bugle calling, Goodbye Dolly Gray Hear the rolling of the drums, Dolly Gray Back from war the regiment comes, Dolly Gray On your lovely face so fair, I can see a look of fear For your soldier boy's not there, Dolly Gray For the one you love so well, Dolly Gray In the midst of battle fell, Dolly Gray With his face toward the foe, as he died he murmured low "I must say goodbye and go, Dolly Gray" Goodbye Dolly I must leave you, though it breaks my heart to go Something tells me I am needed at the front to fight the foe See, the boys in blue are marching and I can no longer stay Hark, I hear the bugle calling, Goodbye Dolly Gray ****** TRIVIA: A popular song during the Spanish-American War of 1898, the song was equally popular during the Boar War of 1899 - 1902. The English version during the Boar War changed the lines " 'Tis the tramp of soldiers' true in their uniforms so blue I must say goodbye to you, Dolly Gray" to " 'Tis the tramp of soldiers' feet In their uniforms so neat So goodbye until we meet, Dolly Grey" ******