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Buy American, song lyrics

Song: Buy American
Lyrics: Al Lewis(3)

Music: Al Sherman(4)
Year: 1933
Genre: vocal and piano
Country: USA


Say folks, let's call a meeting, to discuss a way of beating,
That certain something, that we call the blues.
Oh, I'll be the chairman, pro tem, let's face the facts and show them,
That if we attend to business, we can't lose.
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Now let's form some corporations, with a million combinations,
Of mothers, brothers, husbands, sweethearts, and wives.
And we'll start these institutions, with a million resolutions,
To spread upon the minutes of our lives.

Say, if you want to cheer up, the Red, White and Blue,
Come on, buy American, that's all you've got to do.
Why your old Uncle Sam, he'll be so grateful to you,
Buy American, that's all you've got to do.
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Come on, buy your wife these dresses, your baby shoesies,
Made right over here, and cure your country's bluesies,
And if you want those good times, those dreams to come true,
Buy American, That's all you've got to do.

Why there's foxes, sables, sofas, tables, we've got all you need,
For your home and your office purchase, why, Yankee guaranteed,
Buy the Yankee brand of candy, cigarettes, cigars,
Tales and hats, and this and thats, and gas and motorcars.
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If you want to cheer up, The Red, White and Blue,
Buy American, that's all you've got to do.
Your old Uncle Sam, will be grateful to you,
Buy American, that's all you've got to do.

Now, hey there mister grocer, butcher, baker,
And all you Republicans, you Democrats and you Quakers,
I want to tell you that the sun will be shining, the skies will be blue,
Buy American, that's all you've got to do.

Come on and buy American, that's all you've got to do.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed, December 19, 2015.

2 - Recorded on 78 rpm records by: Ted Lewis and his Band, January 31, 1933, Columbia records 2748D, or Dick Robertson and his Band, January 1933, Crown records 3438.

3 - Al Lewis, (1901-1967). Songwriter, born 18 April 1901 in New York, New York, died 4 April 1967 in New York, New York.

4 - Al Sherman, (1897-1973) a biography from IMDb.

5 - Published by De Sylva, Brown and Henderson, Inc., 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York.