(Words by Bud Green / Music by Ed. Nelson, 1918)
Skies of gray have given way to brightness Hearts that once were
sad are feeling gay The news has flashed around Our boys are
Homeward bound And we'll be there to meet them just to say.
Every mother's waiting for her loved on Every sweethearts waiting
at the pier Each baby will be glad To see her fighting Dad And this
whole nation's proud to see you here.
Welcome home the day of peace on earth is here, Welcome home
what words of cheer, We've kept our home fires a burning while
yearning for you Your vacant chair is waiting too you know you're
Welcome home Each mother's heart sings out with joy, Welcome
home my soldier boy, And now that all the war clouds safely have
past And God has brought me sunshine at last, Oh welcome,
welcome, you are welcome home.