- 224 Tremont St.
- D. W. Cooper Publishing Co.
- In addition to a manuscript and a self-published first edition, this title was copyrighted in arrangements for band and orchestra (April 4 and 15, 1918), and the chorus of the first edition appeared in the Boston Post (July 6, 1918), together with an interview with the composer. All this suggests modest recognition and popularity, at least in the Boston area.
- There are no documented performances, recordings, or promotional activities.
- The verse texts are Smith's and were altered for the second edition, though the structure and sentiment is preserved. The refrain, unchanged, presents the Pledge of Allegiance verbatim; this may have been its first appearance in a published musical setting.
- This is the second of two editions. Two previous copyrights were issued, for the manuscript (March 14, 1918) and the self-published first edition (April 3, 1918). It would seem that after July 1918 D. W. Cooper took an interest in the piece, perhaps because of the Boston Post article, and the second edition was probably prepared by a composer associated with his firm. The second edition is in a higher key than the first, with substantial revisions to the accompaniment and fewer, but significant, revisions to the melody.
- [refrain 2]
- [verse 2] Our God above in his wisdom great / Will guide us on and decide our fate, / Hooray! Hooray! Hooray, we're on our way. / We'll make amends when the battle's o'er, / We'll all be friends as in days of yore, / Hooray! Hooray! Hooray, we're on our way. / Look to the left, to the right, to the front, / Look to the left, to the right, to the front, / Stars and Stripes that float above us all, I love you!
- [refrain 1] I pledge allegiance to my flag I pledge allegiance, / and to the republic for which it stands / One nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all / I pledge allegiance to my country's flag.
- [verse 1] We're off today for the battlefield, / We're on our way and we'll never yield, / Hooray! Hooray! Hooray, we're on our way. / While in the fray, we are not to blame / The Stars and Stripes we will never shame, / Hooray! Hooray! Hooray, we're on our way. / Look to the left, to the right, to the front, / Look to the left, to the right, to the front, / Stars and Stripes that float above us all, I love you!