IRVING BERLIN lyrics - They're On Their Way To Mexico

IRVING BERLIN
"They're On Their Way To Mexico"

[1st verse:]
They're gettin' ready
They're gettin' ready
We've had a row and now they're going to war
They've got their orders
To sail the waters
With heavy heart they start for a foreign shore
They're not excited
They're just delighted
To go and shake them, make them stand up and roar
Like they never did before

[Refrain:]
They're on their way to Mexico
Just see those Yankee fighters, foe exciters
Gettin' ready to go
They're on their way to win the day
Just take a look at those Yankee brothers
Waving to their grey hair'd mothers
Goodbye, they're leaving
Goodbye, stop grieving
Don't cry, they're glad to go
They'll make them run like a herd of cattle
They'll know they've had some battle
Way down in Mexico

[2nd verse:]
Come over near them
Come on and cheer them
They've got a right to fight this battle because
They've been invited
To go and fight it
And so they're in to win and they'll never pause
Until they take 'em
And then they'll make 'em
With head erect, respect America's laws
Give three cheers for them because