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Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol

GUEST,debbe27@aol.com 01 Jul 02 - 02:19 AM
Mark Cohen 01 Jul 02 - 02:34 AM
Haruo 01 Jul 02 - 02:40 AM
Haruo 01 Jul 02 - 03:04 AM
masato sakurai 01 Jul 02 - 04:22 AM
masato sakurai 01 Jul 02 - 04:59 AM
johnross 02 Jul 02 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,Debbe27 02 Jul 02 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,Debbe27 02 Jul 02 - 02:03 AM
masato sakurai 02 Jul 02 - 06:14 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 05 Jul 02 - 02:35 AM
masato sakurai 17 Apr 03 - 02:39 AM
GUEST 03 Jul 09 - 02:10 PM
GUEST 25 Jan 10 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Al 28 Feb 10 - 10:46 PM
Lonesome EJ 01 Mar 10 - 11:07 AM
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Subject: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: GUEST,debbe27@aol.com
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:19 AM

I know of 2 people who know there were words written to this patriotic march- but I can't find them. Can you help? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:34 AM

As noted on this page about American Patrol, the 1942 movie "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" featured a song called "We Must Be Vigilant", with lyrics by Joe Burke to the tune of "American Patrol". I wasn't able to find the lyrics on a quick search, but maybe that will help point you in the right direction.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: Haruo
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:40 AM

Beat me to it, Mark.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: Haruo
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 03:04 AM

You might try Interlibrary Loan, as the page Mark linked to suggests, or if that fails, try emailing the librarians at Georgia Southern and ask if they know which library "Julie Sikes, Archival Associate I" had identified as possessing a copy. Even if the library that has it won't let you borrow it, they may be willing for a nominal charge to make a photocopy of it for you. The movie is not one of World War II's greater movies. The IMDb page is pitiful in its paucity. The movie is a musical, but IMDb doesn't credit Meacham, and refers to both Edgar Leslie and Joseph Burke as "Composers"...

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 04:22 AM

Sheet music is at the Levy Collection, but no images are given probably for copyright reasons.

Title: We Must Be Vigilant.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Words by Edgar Leslie. Music Adapted by Joseph A. Burke. Adpted from F.W. Meacham's "American Patriol."
Joseph A. Burke F. W. Meacham's Publication: New York: Bregman, Vocco and Conn, Inc., 1619 Broadway, 1942.
Form of Composition: through-composed
Instrumentation: piano and voice; guitar
First Line: We must be vigilant! We must be vigilant! American Patrol!
Performer: Featured by Phil Spitalny and his All Girl Orchestra on the "Hour of Charm"
Advertisement: ads on inside front and back and on back cover for Bregman, Vocco and Conn. stock (sample music)
Plate Number: 453-4
Subject: Orchestras--women
Subject: Conductors
Subject: Portraits
Subject: Warfare
Subject: Army
Subject: Navy
Subject: Firearms
Subject: Patriotism
Call No.: Box: 016 Item: 124

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 04:59 AM

"We Must Be Vigilant" by Chico Marx & His Orch. is on the CD Something for the Boys: The Songs Of World War II (Vintage Jazz Classics, 1992) (Click here for the CD info). I have this CD somewhere in my house.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: johnross
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 01:09 AM

There's another set of lyrics to this music that appeared in a grade-school songbook used around 1958. The specifics are lost in the mists of my rapidly-failing memory, but I think it described the sounds produced by various instrumnets in a marching band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: GUEST,Debbe27
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 01:24 AM

Thank you ALL, who responded to my request. You are very kind. I spent hours last fall trying to find the lyrics for an elderly friend- who asked me to find the words for her on my computer. It would be a wonderful 4th of July gift to her if I could print out the words. Thank you for the leads. Debbe


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Subject: American Patrol- We Must Be Vigilant
From: GUEST,Debbe27
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 02:03 AM

Thank you ALL who responded to my request. I spent HOURS last fall trying to find the words, after a dear older friend asked me to find them on my computer after 9/11. She thinks I can find ANYthing. And so far I have failed. Your leads helped -and I thank you for your kindness. Please email me if you find them. I would love to give them to her for the 4th of July as a surprise. THX


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'American Patrol' - need lyrics, help
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 06:14 AM

I listened to the Chico Marx and His Orchestra version (rec. New York, March 1942) on the above CD (VJC-1036). It begins: "We must be vigilant, we must be vigilant, American patrol / With arms for the army, ships for the navy ...", but, sorry, I couldn't transcribe the lyrics (one verse). The note given is:
    WE MUST BE VIGILANT (AMERICAN PATROL) (3:49)
    (Edgar Leslie & Joe Burke, 1942; adapted from "American Patrol"; E.H. Meacham, 1891; featured by Phil Spitalny's All Girl Orchestra; instrumental version by Glenn Miller)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: American Patrol- We Must Be Vigilant
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 02:35 AM

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Subject: ADD: We Must Be Vigilant
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Apr 03 - 02:39 AM

The lyrics may be longer. From Kathleen E.R. Smith, God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War (University Press of Kentucky, 2002, p. 22).

WE MUST BE VIGILANT

We must be vigilant!
We must be vigilant!
American Patrol
With arms for the army, ships for the navy,
Let this be our goal.
We must be diligent!
We must be diligent!
American Patrol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 02:10 PM

I guess there hasn't been a post here in 6 years, so no one is likely to read this, but I have seen lyrics to American Patrol before. They were on a reel of music on a player piano in my Aunt's cottage up in God's Country.

They started something like this:

The crowds are cheering, hear the welcome greeting,
as the boys come marching down the street.
They're back from the fray, they've won the day,
their victory is complete.
All that cheering as the boys are nearing,
fills their hearts with patriotic pride.
When put to the test they did they're best,
their praise cannot be denied....

If anyone is still interested, I can probably rememeber another verse or two. The lyrics I remember seem like WWI era, so they can't be original.

-Jeff
Downers Grove, IL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 01:29 PM

Dear Jeff,
Are you going from memory?
I was interested in finding the musical score, if possible. Any leads?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 10:46 PM

We must be vigilant
We must be diligent
American Patrol!
With Arms for the Army
Ships for the Navy,
Let this be our goal -
We must be vigilant
We must be diligent
American Patrol!
Protect our shoreline
To the door line of every native soul.
Behind this cause we must keep rallying -
Let there be no shilly-shallying
and let there be no Dilly-dallying.
American Patrol!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 11:07 AM

Great tune! Reminds me of my Old Man. He could really whistle this. Seems like great whistling ended with that generation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: GUEST,Old Red
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 08:55 AM

As a 12 year old in the forties we sang something like this

We must be vigilant,
We must be vigilant,
Americans at war.
Cheers for the Army
Cheers for the Navy
Cheers for our Air Corps

then we kept on repeating it

It is great to see the history and real words.
Thanks, y'all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 02:58 AM

Here's the music:

http://parlorsongs.com/content/a/ampatrol.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE MUST BE VIGILANT (AMERICAN PATROL)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:26 PM

Here's what I hear on the recording by Chico Marx and His Orchestra. It's just a little more than what has been posted above.

WE MUST BE VIGILANT (AMERICAN PATROL) (3:49)
(Edgar Leslie & Joe Burke, 1942; adapted from "American Patrol"; E.H. Meacham, 1891

We must be vigilant
We must be vigilant
American Patrol!
With arms for the Army
Ships for the Navy,
Let this be our goal -
We must be diligent
We must be diligent
American Patrol!
Protect our shoreline
To the door line of every native soul.

We need this solidarity,
Or else divided we will fall;
It means the popularity
Of peace and happiness for all.

Behind this cause we must keep rallying -
Let there be no dilly-dallying
Keep us free from shilly-shallying,
Hark to freedom's call.
On the land...
In the air...
On the sea...
Everywhere!
American Patrol!

from the CD Something for the Boys: The Songs Of World War II (Vintage Jazz Classics, 1992)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Must Be Vigilant / American Patrol
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 10:00 PM

Thanks, Joe, for the transcription.


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