Ray Sherwood, 1917

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up ev'ryone,
Said a soldier boy one day,
Cheer up, cheer up, let us have some fun,
Before it's time to go away,
Ev'ry body sing,
Let your voices ring,
We'll march away with a song.

Are we downhearted? No! No! No!
We are ready to go, go go.
Goodbye sweetheart, for a little while,
Goodbye mother, let me see you smile
Soon the bugle will blow, blow, blow.
Duty calls, we know
And we'll hang the Kaiser to a sour apple tree,
Are we downhearted? No! No! No!

Dearie, dearie, now's the time to dance,
Soon the band will start to play.
Dearie, dearie, over there in France,
I won't forget this happy day,
Tho' we go to fight,
Still our hearts are light,
Cheer up, it's time to be gay.

Are we downhearted? No! No! No!
We are ready to go, go go.
Goodbye sweetheart, for a little while,
Goodbye mother, let me see you smile
Soon the bugle will blow, blow, blow.
Duty calls, we know
And we'll hang the Kaiser to a Sour apple tree,
Are we downhearted? No! No! No!

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