If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good Night Germany!

"If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good Night Germany!" is a World War I song from the perspective of a woman confident that her boyfriend will be a good soldier because he was a good lover. It became a hit after it was released by The Farber Sisters in 1918.[1]

"If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good Night Germany!"
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Song
Published1918
Composer(s)George W. Meyer
Lyricist(s)Grant Clarke, Howard E. Rogers

The lyrics and cover art are in the public domain.

CompositionEdit

The song was composed by George W. Meyer, with words by Grant Clarke and Howard E. Rogers. It was published by Leo Feist Inc in New York City in 1918.[2]

PerformancesEdit

A top 20 song in 1918, the sheet music was repeatedly offered in a war edition with insets of the following performers Emma Carus, Flora Starr, Grace Wallace, and Rae Samuels.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]. Musicvf.com. Retrieved on 2014-07-09.
  2. ^ Parker, Bernard (2006). World War I Sheet Music. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-7864-2493-1.
  3. ^ Paas, John Roger (2014). America Sings of War: American Sheet Music from World War I. Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 222. ISBN 9783447102780.

External linksEdit

https://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/sheetmusic/1629/