Let's All Be Americans Now
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, Edgar Leslie & Geo. W. Meyer
Published 1917 by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Peace has always been our pray'r,
Now there's trouble in the air,
War is talked of ev'rywhere,
Still in God we trust;
Now that war's declared,
We'll show we're prepared,
And if fight we must.
It's up to you! What will you do?
England or France may have your sympathy, over the sea,
But you'll agree That, now is the time, To fall in line,
You swore that you would so be true to your vow,
Let's all be Americans now. now.
Lincoln, Grant and Washington,
They were peaceful men, each one,
Still they took the sword and gun,
When real trouble came;
And I feel somehow, they are wond'ring now,
If we'll do the same.