Over There

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2017

George Michael Cohan's masterpiece, and one of the most famous of all World War 1 songs, and the final WW1 song I will upload today (gotta save some for the future, right?)

Allegedly written in a single day as Cohan was reading about the U.S entry into the war while on a train from New Rochelle to New York. While playing with some tunes in his head, this one got stuck, and he soon devised an entire song around it. By the end of the day it was published.

A few days later the song was covered by several famous singers of the time, such as Nora Bayes and Billy Murray. The song became an instant hit, and sold over 2 million copies by the end of the war.

Unfortunately, Cohan could not quite replicate the success of 'Over There'. He remained pretty popular, had several other hits, and was one of the first members of ASCAP, but after 'Over There' his accomplishments were not quite as notable.

And with that, I'm done for the day. Enjoy!

george m cohan ww1 song march 1910s public domain

Pages 4
Duration 01:44
Measures 74
Key signature 2 flats
Parts 2
Part names Voice, Piano
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