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George M. Cohan sometime around 1910.When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Cohan's stirring "Over There" captured the nation's sentiments – So prepare, say a prayer, Send the word, send the word to beware. We'll be over, we're coming over, And we won't come back Till it's over over there.
Over There: Sheet Music, Advertising, and Propaganda
"Over There" - George M. Cohan claimed that on April 6, 1917, while the general public was reeling from the news of America’s declaration of war against Germany, he was humming. He couldn’t get a tune out of his head. He wrote down some lyrics and played them for his friend Joe Humphreys, a ring announcer at Madison Square Garden, and Joe said, “George, you’ve got a song.”