When You Come Back
And You Will Come Back, There's A whole World Waiting For You
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Published 1918 by M. Whitmark & Sons.
From 'Frisco Bay to old Broadway,
Today all over the U.S.A.,
We know we're fighting the foe.
So we all stand steady and ready to go,
We know no fear we know no tear,
And all we hear is the Yankee cheer.
I hear a girlie say to her boy as he marched away:
When you come back, yes, when you come back,
You'll hear the Yankee cry, "Ata boy, Jack!"
And when you return remember to bring
Some little thing that you get from the king,
And drop me a line from Germany, Do,
Yankee Doodle, do;
When you come back, And you will come back,
There's the whole world waiting for you.
It's rum, tum, tum, the fife and drum,
So march in time for the time has come,
To smash right thru with a bang.
With the same old spirit when liberty rang,
To win, begin to rush right in,
And fly our flag over old Berlin.
Let's let our message be to the Yankee across the sea: