It's Time for Every Boy to Be a Soldier
|It's Time for Every Boy to Be a Soldier
|Jerome H. Remick and Co.
|Place of Publication
|New York (N.Y.)
|Year of Publication
|Date of Copyright
|1 score, voice and piano (, -,  p.)
|Alfred Bryan's lyrics are in part a late rebuttal to the text he himself had penned for the 1915 neutrality hit "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”; Tierney's upbeat, straightforward music similarly repudiates the sentimental style of Piantadosi's earlier ballad. Their song never quite attained the success that attended an earlier, rival rebuttal, "America, Here's My Boy"; but since it appeared just a month after the United States had declared war, it also functioned very successfully as a recruiting song, remaining steadily popular through the war years and beyond.
|This lively, largely conventional march song contains faint hints of a ballad: the breaks in the penultimate line and the optional high notes at the end. The verse quotes "Yankee Doodle" in the penultimate line of music, confirming the quotation in the lyrics of the second verse.
|Subject - Topic
|Subject - Geographic
|Subject - Temporal
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|Abstractly drawn soldier standing at rest, holding a rifle, flanked by inset drawings of Lincoln, left, and Wilson, right; behind is a stylised image of the United States Capitol building, trees behind, cavalry in silhouette passing in front. Brown and red on white; signed BR.
|Back Cover Description
|Text and sample: Where the Black-Eyes Susans Grow (© 1917 02 07); sample cover above, in art deco frame with vines; two bordering lists below ("New Song Hits", top title: Where the Black-Eyes Susans Grow; “New Instrumental Hits", top title: Sans Toi Waltzes); most recent title listed: Sans Toi Waltzes (© 1917 03 14).
|Voice and piano.
|James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music
|World War I Sheet Music from the James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music