Vintage Audio - I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way
Reproduced below are the lyrics to the popular American wartime song, I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way.
With words and music by George Fairman and published by Harry von Tilzer in New York in 1917, this marching song is typical of many which aired during wartime, although it ranks as one of the best.
Use the player above to listen to a variation of the song performed by the Peerless Quartet in 1917.
I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way
Goodbye everybody I'm off to fight the foe Uncle Sammy is
calling me so I must go Gee I'm feeling fine don't you wish that
you were me? For I'm sailing tomorrow over the deep blue sea.
Take a look at me I'm a Yankee thro' and thro' I was born
on July the Fourth in ninety two And I'll march away with
a feather in my hat, For I'm joining the army what do
you think of that?
And I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way
For I belong to the regulars I'm proud to say And I'll do my
duty-uty night or day I don't know where I'm going but I'm on
A "gutzer" was slang for a stroke of bad luck.
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