So Long, Mother
Oh, mother dear a little tear is gleaming in your eye.
Your lips are all a tremble as you hear me say “goodbye.”
The Stars and Stripes are calling now on every mother’s boy.
From Maine to dear old Dixie they shoulder arms with joy.
So long my dear old lady, don’t you cry.
Just kiss your grown up baby boy goodbye.
Somewhere in France I’ll be dreaming of you,
You and your dear old eyes of blue.
Come let me see you smile before we part.
I’ll throw a kiss to cheer your dear old heart.
Dry the tear in your eye, don’t you sigh, don’t you cry.
So long mother kiss your boy goodbye.
Oh Mother dear each volunteer must say goodbye today.
Some leave a love who may forget when he has marched away,
But I leave one who’ll not forget that’s why I’m mighty glad,
For you’re the only sweetheart that I have ever had.