Over There

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Music and Lyrics by George Michael Cohan

VERSE 1

C 
Johnnie get your gun, get your gun, get your gun,

Dm 
Take it on the run, on the run, on the run;

G7                C 
Hear them calling you and me;

D  G  Dm  E  A7 D7 G7 
Ev'ry son of liberty.

C 
Hurry right away, no delay, go today,

Dm 
Make your daddy glad, to have had such a lad,

G7                   C 
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,

      D7        G#dim7   G7 
To be proud her boy's in line.

CHORUS

     C 
Over there, over there,

Send the word, send the word, over there,

G7   C7  F     C7  G7          C         Am 
That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming,

    G        D7            G7 
The drums rumtumming ev'ry where.

      C 
So prepare, say a prayer,

Send the word, send the word to beware,

G7       C                  G7 
We'll be over, we're coming over,

       C     C7   F    Ab7       G7         C 
And we won't come back till it's over, over there.

VERSE 2

C 
Johnnie get your gun, get your gun, get your gun,

Dm 
Johnnie show the Hun, you're a son of a gun,

G7                 C 
Hoist the flag and let her fly,

D  G   Dm  E  A7 D7 G7 
Yankee Doodle do or die.

C 
Pack your little kit, show your grit, do your bit,

Dm 
Yankees to the ranks from the towns and the tanks,

G7               C 
Make your mother proud of you,

        D7       G#dim7     G7 
And the old Red, White, and Blue.

CHORUS

     C 
Over there, over there,

Send the word, send the word, over there,

G7   C7  F     C7  G7          C         Am 
That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming,

    G        D7            G7 
The drums rumtumming ev'ry where.

      C 
So prepare, say a prayer,

Send the word, send the word to beware,

G7       C                  G7 
We'll be over, we're coming over,

       C     C7   F    Ab7       G7         C 
And we won't come back till it's over, over there.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 Ab7 A Minor C Major C7 D Major D7 D Minor E Major F Major G Major G#dim7 G7
Guitar A7 Ab7 A Minor C Major C7 D Major D7 D Minor E Major F Major G Major G#dim7 G7
Mandolin A7 Ab7 A Minor C Major C7 D Major D7 D Minor E Major F Major G Major G#dim7 G7
Piano A7 Ab7 A Minor C Major C7 D Major D7 D Minor E Major F Major G Major G#dim7 G7
Ukulele A7 Ab7 A Minor C Major C7 D Major D7 D Minor E Major F Major G Major G#dim7 G7