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Thread #92616   Message #3583007
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Dec-13 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: Songs about World War I
Subject: Lyr Add: GIVE A LITTLE CREDIT TO THE NAVY
Lyr. Add: GIVE A LITTLE CREDIT TO THE NAVY
Lyric, Bud De Silva & Gus Kahn, Music, Albert Gumble

Billy Taylor was a sailor on a Yankee boat
He lov'd all patriotic songs, yes every single note
But they were all about soldiers and the things they do
And Billy said they ought to write one for the sailors too
He said I'm not a poet as you know-
But here's the way I think it ought to go-

Chorus-
Give a little credit to the Navy
We took the boys across
Without a single loss
Ev'ry soldier is a fighting bear
But don't forget it- give us credit
We took them over there.
Mothers of soldiers, sweethearts and wives
We'll take care of your boys
Though it cost us our lives
So give a little credit to the Navy
The Navy will do its share.

When our Pershing took his first Crusaders over seas
The sailors of our Navy trick'd the submarines with ease
The only one that didn't run but tried to stay and fight
Was quickly riddle'd by our guns and disappear'd from sight
And as the U-boat sank into the sea-
The soldiers cheered and sang out joyfully-

Chorus-

!918. Jerome & Remick, NYC.
Sheet music at Levy Sheet Music.