Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There

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"Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There"
Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There.jpg
Sheet music cover
Song by the Peerless Quartet
Published1918
GenrePatriotic song
Songwriter(s)James A. Nall

Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There is a song from 1918, written by James A. Nall.[1] The song was originally performed by the Peerless Quartet and reached number on the top 100 US songs of 1918.[2]

The cover illustration features a silhouette of a soldier fighting while surrounded by exploding artillery.[1]

Considered to be a "flag waving tune" from World War I, "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There" also saw popularity during the early stages of World War II and was meant to inspire patriotism and support for the war.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music. 2. McFarland. p. 573. ISBN 9780786424931.
  2. ^ "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There". MusicVF.com. VF Entertainment. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ Smith, Kathleen E. R. (2003). God Bless America; Tin Pan Alley goes to war. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 22. ISBN 0813122562.