"`Silver Threads Among the Gold' as sung by The Army of Occupation"
Darling I am coming back,
Silver threads among the black
Now that peace in Europe nears
I'll drop in on you some night
with my whiskers long and white,
Yes, the war is over dear
and we are going home I hear.
Home again with you once more
Say in Nineteen Twenty-four
Once I thought by now I'd be
Sailing home across the sea
Back to where you sit and pine
But I'm stuck here on the Rhine.
You can hear the gang all curse
War is HELL but peace is worse.
When the next war comes around
In the front ranks I'll be found,
I'll rush in again PELL MELL
Yes I will, LIKE HELL, LIKE HELL.
(The above was received in a letter from France, March 5/19)