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Sheet music:Over There

F. J. Lawson Co.1917

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Entertainer George M. Cohan wrote the song "Over There" in 1917, during World War I. The song was popular with soldiers and civilians alike during both World Wars. Cohan later recalled that the song came to him during a train ride from New Rochelle to New York City. President Franklin Roosevelt presented Cohan with the Congressional Gold Medal in 1936. for this and other songs.

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  • Title: Sheet music:Over There
  • Creator: F. J. Lawson Co.
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: military, Nora Bayes, World War I
  • Type: Entertainment and Music
  • Medium: paper, photomechanical
  • Object ID: 85.10283
  • Artist: George M. Cohan

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