New York State Library, NYSL_SCO3018
Cover from Broadway Musical, "Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France," 1917.
What main sentiments are expressed in this song?
What groups/people does the song say goodbye to?
Do the lyrics seem to represent a sad goodbye? If not, what type of mood does the song portray? What do the lyrics promise?
What symbols are used on the cover to represent the American soldier? What symbols are used to represent the French soldier?
How can you tell the war is already being fought based on the cover of this song?
Do you think Pershing’s landing in France and the sending of American troops following that landing served as a repayment of a debt owed to France? Why or why not?
What mood does this song evoke for people who are singing it?
How would you categorize this song in terms of its main goal during the WWI years?
Research Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and compare this to Pershing’s role during WWI.
Music: Sing the song with piano accompaniment.
Art: Design a new cover for this song.