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With the Colors Songs of the American Service   By: (1872-1931)

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WITH THE COLORS

Songs of the American Service

by

EVERARD JACK APPLETON

Author of "The Quiet Courage"

Cincinnati Stewart & Kidd Company 1917 Copyright, 1917 by Stewart & Kidd Company All Rights Reserved Copyright in England

TO THE

BEST FLAG OF ALL:

The Stars and Stripes.

CONTENTS

I WITH THE COLORS

The Colors 9 Loyalty 10 The Old National Guard 11 The Alien 13 The 'Skeeter Fleet 17 Little Mother 18 Soldiers of the Soil 20 The Lady's Man 22 Cookie Jim 23 The Sandwich Girl 25 Bugler Bill 28 Heinie the Hostler 29 Our Job 31 Her Johnny 33 The First Fleet 34 Briggs of Base No. 8 36 The Penguin Driver 39 Waitin' 40 We're All Right Here 42 Reprisal 44 The Soul of Sergeant Todd 45 The Busy Lady 47 Overdoing It 49 The Givers 50 Hullo, Soldier, How's the Boy? 52 Beans 54 Behind the Lines 56 The Disappointed 58 Good bye, Boys! 60 That's All 61 An American Creed 63

II IN OTHER KEYS

Youth o' the Year 67 Unfinished 69 Paid in Advance 70 We Rode at Night 71 Now and Then 73 Understood 74 The Christmas Spirit 75 The Reason 76 The Modern Way 77 Because ! 79 That Smile 80 The Gift of Gifts 81 The Neighbors 82 Uncle Bill's Idea 83 'Lizabeth Ann's Picture 85 The Small Boy Explains 87 The Bold Lover 88 Imagination 89 Willing to Trade 91 The Lonely Child 93 Th' Little Feller's Gone 95 The Fisherman's Son 97 The Dog Confesses 99 Br'er Rabbit in de Bresh Pile 101 When 104

WITH THE COLORS

THE COLORS

It isn't just colors and bunting The red and the blue and the white. It's something heaps better and finer, It's the soul of my country in sight!

There's a lot of ceremony 'bout the Flag, Though many half baked patriots believe Salutin' it and hangin' it correct "Is only loyalty upon the sleeve." But we who work beneath the Flag to day, Who'll honor it and die for it, perhaps Get a slightly different view of the old red, white and blue Than is visioned by th' criticisin' chaps... Continue reading book >>




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