Monday, September 22, 2008

Windsor Terrace World War I Memorial Plaques

video
This was referred to in the interview on the last post
I’ve always been curious about those plaques on PPW. I photographed them and did research on who these soldiers were and where they lived. In many cases their homes (from the 1910 census) are still intact. I took pictures of those homes (or sites) and combined them with the plaque images for this slide show
Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run, on the run, on the run,
Hear them calling you and me;
Every son of Liberty
Hurry right away, no delay, go today,
Make your daddy glad to have had such a lad
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.
Chorus:
Over There, Over There
Send the word, send the word,
Over There
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum tumming everywhere
So prepare,
Say a Prayer
Send the word,
Send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over.
And we won't be back till it's over over there!
Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun, you're a Son-of-a-Gun,
Hoist the flag and let her fly
Like true heros do or die
Pack your little kit, show your grit, do your bit,
Soldiers to the ranks from the towns and the tanks,
Make your Mother proud of you and to Liberty be true.
Chorus:
Over There, Over There
Send the word, send the word,
Over There
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum tumming everywhere
So prepare,
Say a Prayer
Send the word,
Send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over.
And we won't be back till it's over over there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello - I admire what you did with these memorials. I would like to be able to read what you found out on each of them better. Do you have a larger version of the video or an email with the info in it? Also where in Windsor Terrace are these located? Thanks, Cara
cara250@hotmail.com