Au Revoir, But Not Good-Bye

Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Words by Lew Brown
Copyright 1917 Broadway Music Corporation

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Lyrics for Au Revoir, But Not Good-Bye

Though you’re leaving me today, never fear,
In my thoughts you’ll always be ever near
There’s a tear in every eye, as the boys go marching by,
Buy they’re out to do or die, hear them cheer
All the things you planned to do,
I am sure they will come true,
And I’ll watch and wait for you, over here.


Au revoir but not Good Bye, Soldier Boy
Brush that tear drop from your eye, Soldier Boy
When you’re on the deep blue sea
Will you sometimes think of me?
I’ll be waiting anxiously, Soldier Boy

Tho’ we’re many miles apart Soldier Boy
Keep my picture near your heart, Soldier Boy
When you’ve won your victory
God will bring you back to me
Au revoir but not Good Bye Soldier Boy.

Second Verse

Though your mother old and grey ‘waits you here
I will comfort her each day never fear
We all love you and you know
That we’re proud to see you go,
But we’re goin to miss you so, over here
When your fighting days are through
For the old Red White and Blue
We’ll be here to welcome you, with a cheer.