I HAVE COME TO SAY GOODBYE
(Andrew Carp, 1917)
I have come to say good bye, Mary, darling.
For America, I sure must do my part.
Now be brave and do not cry, Mary, darling.
Though this parting almost breaks your heart,
I know you will be lonely, Mary darling.
I know that you will never cease to care
My thoughts will ever be of you, dear,
When I'm in the trenches over there.
'T Is for freedoms cause, this strife, Mary, darling
For our liberty, On land and on the sea.
I would gladly give my life, Mary, darling.
Fighting for the world's democracy,
With conscience right I'm ready, Mary darling.
When duty calls a soldier must obey
And if I am spared I'll return, dear,
Back to the good old U.S.A.
At evening I'll lie a-dreaming
Dreaming of thee
When o'er the sea,
In fancy I'll see you waiting,
Waiting at home, sweet home for me.