When Uncle Sammy Leads the Band
What is that I hear? What is that I hear?
Uncle Sammy’s Band is on parade.
Hear the people cheer! Hear the people cheer! Flags are blowing as they’re going, Farewell kisses they are throwing.
Don’t the boys look grand marching with the band?
Uncle Sammy told them what to do.
Go get a gun. Yes, go get a gun as in the days of yore.
You know just what it’s for.
When Uncle Sammy leads the band,
The soldier boys will march on grand,
Hip, hip, hooraying, swaying, and their sweethearts saying:
March on, march on for we are praying for your safe return. Oh soldier boy, our hearts will yearn. Your case is right, with might you’ll fight, When Uncle Sammy leads the band.
Boys think of the Maine, and our war with Spain. There is one good reason why we won.
Dear old Uncle Sam, was the leader man, He played there and he stayed there, Till he made them all afraid there.
Now the other day he was heard to say, Someone wants to hear our music grand.