Titel: "Au Revoir, But Not Good-bye (Soldier Boy)"                

Komponist: Albert von Tilzer

Texter: Lew Brown

Verlag: Broadway Music Corporation, New York

Erscheinungsjahr: 1917

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: E.E. Walton

Sammlungsnummer: 7036


1917 griffen amerikanische Soldaten in Frankreich in den Ersten Weltkrieg ein. Der Abschied von der Heimat war nicht einfach:


So you're leaving me today, Soldier boy

And you're going far away, Soldier boy

There's a tear drop in your eye,

For its hard to say "Good Bye",

But you're out to do or die, Soldier boy

All the things we planned to do,

I am sure will all come true,

And I'll watch and wait for you, Soldier boy



"Au revoir" but not "Good bye", Soldier boy

Brush that tear drop from your eye, Soldier boy

When you're on the deep blue sea,

Will you sometimes think of me?

I'll be waiting anxiously, Soldier boy

Tho' we're many miles apart, Soldier boy

Keep my picture near your heart, Soldier boy

When you've won your victory,

God will bring you back to me,

"Au revoir" but not "Good bye", Soldier boy


I am proud to see you go, Soldier boy

And it makes me love you so, Soldier boy

There's your mother old and gray,

I will cheer her up each day,

And will always hope and pray, Soldier boy

When your fighting days are through,

For the old Red White and Blue,

We'll be here to welcome you, Soldier boy




In der Rubrik "Top Komponisten" gibt es weitere Hinweise zu Albert von Tilzer, der das Lied komponierte.


In der Rubrik "Top Texter" gibt es zusätzliche Informationen über Lew Brown, der das Lied textete.


Bei You Tube gibt es zahlreiche Clips von dem Song; u.a. sehr alte Aufnahmen.