IRVING BERLIN lyrics - I'm Gonna Pin My Medal On The Girl I Left Behind

IRVING BERLIN
"I'm Gonna Pin My Medal On The Girl I Left Behind"

[1st verse:]
"Over there" in France
In a big advance
Little Johnny stood the test
Johnny held his ground
Now he struts around
With a medal on his chest
There's a happy look in his eyes
And ev'ry now and then he cries:

[Refrain:]
I'm gonna pin my medal on the girl I left behind
She deserves it more than I
For the way she said "goodbye"

You should have seen her try to keep away the tears that blind
A braver hero
Would be hard to find

She puts a smile in ev'ry letter she signs
But I can read what's in her heart between the lines

And when I get back
Yes, when I get back
I'm gonna pin my medal on the girl I left behind

[2nd verse:]
When the boys come home
From across the foam
To the girls they love the best
There'll be more than one
Little Yankee son
With a medal on his chest
When the drive is over this Spring
A lot of soldier boys will sing: