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** Over There **

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This article is about the song. For other uses, see Over There
1917 sheet music cover with Nora Bayes

"*Over There*" is a 1917 song popular with United States soldiers in both
world wars. It was a patriotic song designed to galvanize American young
men to enlist in the army and fight the "Hun".


· 1 History
· 2 Lyrics
· 3 In popular culture

· 3.1 Advertising
· 3.2 Film
· 3.3 Sports
· 3.4 Television
· 3.5 Gaming
· 3.6 Literature

· 4 "The Yanks Are Not Coming"
· 5 References and notes
· 6 External links


It was written by George M. Cohan in April 1917. Americans believed at that
time that the war would be short and the song reflected that

Notable early recordings include versions by Nora Bayes, Enrico Caruso,
Billy Murray, Arthur Fields and Charles King. According to Michael Duffy of, "Cohan later recalled that the words and music to the
song came to him while travelling by train from New Rochelle to New York
shortly after the U.S. had declared war against Germany in April 1917."^[2]

The sheet music was heavily reprinted and has variant covers. One of those
editions was a "Popular edition."^[3]

This song, as well as "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", was a popular
patriotic song during the First World War. On June 29, 1936, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded Cohan the Congressional Gold Medal for this
and other songs.

It has been revived on various occasions during and after World War II. It
was not heavily used during Vietnam, but has


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