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Title: Uncle Sam's Right Arm - A Patriotic Exercise
Author: Preston, Effa E.
Language: English
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Uncle Sam’s Right Arm

    _A Patriotic Exercise_


    Price 25 Cents

    MARCH BROTHERS, Publishers
    208, 210, 212 Wright Ave., Lebanon, O.

    No Entertainments Exchanged.
    No Entertainments sent on Selection subject to Return.


    A Patriotic Exercise





    208, 210, 212 Wright Ave., Lebanon, O.

    Copyright, 1918, by

Uncle Sam’s Right Arm.

_Ten girls in white sing, air, “Annie Laurie”._


    When war clouds dim the sunshine
        And shadow all the land,
    When our country goes to battle
        With foes on every hand,
    ’Tis then the call comes clear
        To loyal hearts and true
    To lay down their lives and fortunes
        For our own red, white and blue.


    Our lovely starry banner
        Defeat must never know,
    For it stands for truth and freedom
        Where’er its colors blow.
    Then pledge your faith anew
        A vow to Liberty,
    Which shall never cease to bless us
        ’Neath the banner of the free.

_Enter Uncle Sam, a boy dressed in usual costume. He stands in center
of stage while girls who sang group themselves at back of stage._


    I am America’s Uncle Sam,
          Democracy’s pioneer.
    I have sent a message across the sea
          That other lands may hear;
    And there comes to us now a call for aid
          For her cause has suffered harm,
    And Democracy turns for protection now
          To your Uncle Sam’s strong right arm.
    And I—in turn—am asking you
          What help you will give to me,
    And what will you do to make the world
          Safe for Democracy.
    A splendid army you’ve given me
          But the fight has just begun
    And men must be training all the time
          For the work is not yet done.
    So teach the little children, too,
          A patriotic zeal
    And they will be ready, if ever there’s need,
          To answer a world’s appeal.

_Enter 12 small boys in soldier suits. They advance to front of stage,
Uncle Sam standing at one side. At conclusion of speeches soldiers
step to back of stage. Each group take same positions before and after
speaking and singing._


          When each of us becomes a man
          He’ll be a soldier if he can.

     1st. I’d like to be a drummer boy.
          I’d beat a charge with vim and joy.

     2nd. I’d be a trumpeter. I’d never sound retreat
          But call the men from hill and glen the enemy to meet.

     3rd. I’d love to be a gunner and make the cannon roar.
          A lot of gunners, brave and strong, I’m sure would end this war.

     4th. I’ll be an aviator and like a bird I’ll fly
          Within my shining airship, away up in the sky.

     5th. I’ll drive a Red Cross ambulance and all the wounded men
          I’ll take away from battle fields, till they are well again.

     6th. Some one must feed the soldiers and I think I’d like to cook.
          I don’t know how to do it, but you learn it from a book.

     7th. I’d love to ride on horseback in every big parade,
          But when it comes to battles I think I’d be afraid.

     8th. I’d like to be a general, like Joffre, so good and wise
          And find myself a hero in every nation’s eyes.

     9th. I’d like to be as famous as the mighty General Foche
          Who leads the allied armies to war against the Boche.

    10th. I’d like to lead our army like General Pershing, he
          Is just the biggest hero in all the world to me.

    11th. I guess I’ll be a private. We can’t all heroes be,
          But anyway, I know I’ll serve my country faithfully.

    12th. I’ll be the color bearer and hold our flag on high,
          And always, o’er the battle field, it will in victory fly.

     All. We’ll serve our country and our flag and serve them faithfully
          And all be valiant soldiers when men we grow to be.


    Don’t fail to help the Red Cross, too,
        Theirs is a noble task,
    They ease the dying, cure the hurt,
        So give whene’er they ask.

_Enter any number girls dressed as Red Cross nurses. They sing air,
“Yankee Doodle”._


    We’ll bandage you and bleed you, too,
        We’ll give you pills and potions,
    We’ll bathe your hot and aching brow
        With cool and soothing lotions.


    Red Cross nurses wise are we
        Red Cross nurses dandy,
    If you get wounded don’t be scared,
        You’ll always find us handy.


    We’ll tend the wounded under fire
        In scientific manner,
    We’ll do our best for all who fight
        Beneath our starry banner. CHORUS.


    Children can help to win the war
        If they save each penny and dime.
    If they do without candy and movies and gum
        They’ll have a quarter in time.
    And a quarter will buy a Thrift Stamp
        So, children, all of you try
    For every little Thrift Stamp
        Is a War Stamp by and by.

_Enter 12 girls in white holding green cards on which are huge white
letters spelling Thrift Stamps._

     1st. Tiny little Thrift Stamps, bright and green and new,

     2nd. Help us on to victory. Won’t you buy a few?

     3rd. Reach into your pocket, just a dime each day

     4th. If you only give it for many things will pay.

     5th. Food and ships and shelter, clothing, swords and guns

     6th. Till an army, well equipped, goes to fight the Huns.

     7th. Save your pennies, children, send them o’er the foam,

     8th. Till the war is over and the boys come home.

     9th. Are you patriotic? Then you musn’t shirk.

    10th. Make your pennies soldiers, make your quarters work.

    11th. Proud you’ll be of helping when the war is done,

    12th. So buy a Thrift Stamp every day till the fight is won.

     All. Do your bit for Uncle Sam, Make your money fight
          Till the strife is ended with victory for the right.


    Every War Saving Stamp that you buy
      Is a step on the road to Berlin.
    So purchase as many as ever you can
      And the war we soon shall win.

_Enter any number girls in green with letters W S S on waist. Letters
may be cut from white paper. They sing, air, “Coming Through the Rye”._


    We are stamps of vast importance
        Everybody knows.
    Every sale of us, remember,
        Helps defeat our foes.


    Saving Stamps you all must purchase—
        Help the war to win,
    So send us smiling on our way
        Until we reach Berlin!


    Save your pennies, dimes and quarters
        Save them constantly
    Till you have enough to buy us,
        Send us o’er the sea. CHORUS.


    If you can’t fight your money can—
        Don’t own a slacker dollar,
    But send it straightway “Over There”
        ’Twill make the kaiser holler!
    Buy bonds, buy bonds for Liberty
        And loan the U S A
    Each cent that you can live without,
        ’Twill surely save the day.

_Enter 12 girls in white with red, white and blue sashes and gilt paper
crowns, to represent Liberty. They carry red letters spelling_ LIBERTY

   1st. Let every patriot do his best and help to win the war with zest.

   2nd. Invest your money in a bond, and to your country’s call respond.

   3rd. Better a loan to win the war than tribute to a conqueror.

   4th. Even the smallest bond may save the life of many a soldier

   5th. Remember if you do not go your money should, so don’t be slow.

   6th. To save Democracy we fight so aid the cause with all your might.

   7th. You know we’re in the fight to stay so buy a bond or two today.

   8th. Be generous, it is the due of those who give their lives for

   9th. Over the seas, amid the fray, their fate depends on us today.

  10th. Now let us send with lavish hand our money to the gallant band.

  11th. Don’t put it off, don’t hesitate, next month, next year, may be
             too late.

  12th. So buy a bond for Liberty, and send your money o’er the sea.


    I view with pride my bold marines
        Who sail the raging sea.
    As fighters they are wonderful,
        So fierce and brave they be.

_Enter 10 boys in sailor costume. They sing, air, “Sailing”._


    Heave ho! my lads. We must away
    And anchor raise while yet ’tis day
    For far across the waters blue
    Our bark will bear its gallant crew.
    Our country’s foes we gladly go to fight
    While o’er us floats our starry banner bright.


    Then here’s to our country and here’s to the red, white and blue
    May it wave in every port the wide world thru.
    Sailing, sailing, over the dashing foam
    Full many a stormy sky shall frown
    Ere the sailor lads come home.


    We’ll chase the U-boats from the sea—
    They shall no more a danger be,
    And he who sails the ocean clear
    With us to guide need have no fear.
    We’re bold marines who dearly love to fight
    While o’er us floats our starry banner bright.

_They may do Sailor’s Hornpipe if desired._


    You all have heard the story
        How the Minute Men of old
    Were ever at their Country’s call—
        So watchful and so bold.
    They carried warning thru the night
        Which led to victory
    And gathered all the patriots
        To fight for Liberty.
    Like them are my Four Minute Men
        Who speak instead of fight
    And urge a listening country
        To aid the cause of right.

_Four Minute Men—Five boys dressed in colonial costume if desired._

    1st. In every large assembly
         We’re always sure to be.

    2nd. We speak on many subjects
         Dear to Democracy.

    3rd. We speak about the Stamps and Bonds
         And urge you all to buy.

    4th. Because it’s necessary
         And tell the reason why.

    5th. We thus reach many people
         Who otherwise would say
         “No one asked me to buy a thing”
         And try to shirk that way.

    All. We’re like the Minute Men of old
         Altho we do not fight
         We bring a warning message
         That you may aid the right.


    My aviators rule the air
    They wing their way on high
    And soon they’ll drive the enemy
    Forever from the sky.

_Aviators—11 boys in aviator’s costume. 5 of them speak._

    1st. We’re Uncle Sam’s birdmen, with temperament strange
         For we’re usually up in the air
         When it comes to a fight with a foe in the clouds
         No others with us can compare.

    2nd. We swoop thru the air like a bird on the wing
         We circle, we dive, and we rise.
         High up o’er the world with our hearts free from care
         We speed on our path thru the skies.

    3rd. If the plane of an enemy ever approaches
         In battle we promptly engage.
         Till the foe falls in ruins, down, down to the earth
         Our warfare relentless we wage.

    4th. With nerves that are steady, with eyes that are keen
         We traverse the uncharted blue
         And we call to the stars and the moon as we pass
         And they twinkle as if they all knew.

    5th. From the skies of the world all intruders we’ll drive
         And the air raids shall quite cease to be
         When we’re finished there won’t be a Zeppelin left
         To annoy this fair land of the free.

_They sing, air, “Kentucky Home”. This is very effective if accompanied
with appropriate gestures._


    Just gaze on us, for we’re aviators bold
    We circle and turn in the air.
    We loop the loop and we dive and mount and glide
    And our hearts are gay and free from care.
    Our eyes are bright and our nerves are firm as steel
    We’re rising—we’re sinking below—
    We show the world that we’re monarchs of the air
    As far up above the clouds we go.


    Left—then right—we’re swerving—
    And now we drop below
    Then we rise on high, soaring thru the pathless sky
    Far, far up above the clouds we shall go.


    My aeroplane will respond to every wish
    It hums as it rises on high.
    It seems to love thus to leave the world behind
    Like a bird it wings across the sky
    The sun by day and the twinkling stars at night
    Look down in amaze and surprise
    Our hearts will thrill as the wild wind whistles past
    While we wing our swift way thru the skies.



    A hungry army can never fight,
        So we must feed our men,
    And the one who stays at home and plants
        In every meadow and glen
    And raises the grain to give them bread
        Is patriot, brave and true
    As any soldier who fights today
        ’Neath the red, the white, the blue.

_Enter farmers, 10 boys in overalls and straw hats, carrying hoes,
rakes, etc. They sing, air, “Vive L’Amour”._


    We plant and we spade and we rake and we hoe
        All for the soldier boys,
    We dig and we harrow, we plant and we sow,
        All for our soldier boys.


    Sing of the farmers, the patriots true
    Raising the wheat and the golden corn too.
    Gladly we toil, tilling the soil,
        All for our soldier boys.


    We’ll feed all the allies till victory is won
        Won by our soldier boys,
    And welcome them home when their great task is done,
        Welcome our soldier boys. CHORUS.


    With helpers such as these ’tis plain
        Our victory is assured,
    And not in vain the hardships
        Our brave boys have endured.
    We’ll make the whole wide world today
        Safe for Democracy,
    And the Stars and Stripes shall ever float
        O’er the Land of Liberty.

_All sing, air, “Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes”._


    All hail the banner of the free, the bonny Stripes and Stars.
    Of purity the white stars speak, no stain their beauty mars.
    A sign of valor you may read within its crimson bars
    The blue field stands for truth and hope, illumined by Heaven’s
             own stars.


    O’er it the light of victory shall ever brightly shine.
    For freedom, justice and the right, ’twill ever be the sign.
    Then may it proudly float on high, this flag of yours and mine.
    And may the bonny Stripes and Stars with added lustre shine.

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Transcriber’s Notes:

Punctuation errors repaired. Library sticker over bottom right of back
cover. Text was supplied from identical back cover.

Page 17, “1.” added to first verse of song to match rest of layout of

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