IRVING BERLIN lyrics - We're On Our Way To France

IRVING BERLIN
"We're On Our Way To France"

[1st verse:]
All is ready so just hold steady
We'll soon be going to the pier
No more waiting or hesitating
The time to sail is here
Bye-bye mothers and all the others
Who'll come to shed a little tear
Don't cry
Bye-bye
Give us a parting cheer

[Refrain:]
We're on our way to France
There's not a minute to spare
That's why
For when the Yanks advance
You bet we wanna be there
Goodbye

[2nd verse:]
Old Hoboken is bent and broken
From soldiers marching on her pier
While you slumber, a great big number
Of soldiers disappear
To the millions of brave civilians
That we are leaving over here

We say
Day day
Give us a parting cheer