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1917 WWI Music Sheet When YANKEE DOODLE Learns to Parlez Vous Francais


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For sale is a vintage 1917 Music Sheet for the song “When YANKEE DOODLE Learns to Parlez Vous Francais”. Lyrics by Will Hart and music by Ed Nelson. The sheet is in fair condition with some creases and light surface stains. Cover features a dough boy dancing with to young ladies. A slightly overly optimistic depiction of the forthcoming trench warfare.
Here are the lyrics:
When Yankee Doodle came to Paris town
Upon his face he wore a little frown
To those he’d meet upon the street,
he couldn’t speak a word,
To find a Miss that he could kiss it seemed to be absurd.
But if this Yankee should stay there awhile
Upon his face you’re bound to see a smile.
Soon Yankee Doodle he left Paris town,
Upon his face there was a coat of brown,
For every man of Uncle Sam was fighting in a trench,
Between each shell, they learned quite well to speak a little French.
When Yankee Doodle gets back to Paree,
He’ll break a million hearts take it from me.
When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Français
Parlez vous Français, in the proper way,
He will call each girlie “Ma Chérie”,
To every Miss that wants a kiss he’ll say
Wee, Wee On Ze Be, On Ze Bou, On Ze Boule, Boulevard,
With a girl, with a curl, you can see him promenade
When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Français,
“Oo La La, Sweet Papa” he will teach them all to say.
Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 1 in