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Over There
Over there
From the episode: Saving Private Brian
Singers: Vern and Johnny
Voices: Seth MacFarlane

"Over There" is a 1917 song popular with United States soldiers in both world wars. It was written by George M. Cohan during World War I. Notable early recordings include versions by Nora Bayes, Enrico Caruso, Billy Murray, and Charles King.

According to Michael Duffy of FirstWorldWar.com, "Cohan later recalled that the words and music to the song came to him while travelling by train from New Rochelle to New York shortly after the U.S. had declared war against Germany in April 1917."

In "Saving Private Brian", Vern and Johnny perform a quick line of the song before Stewie Griffin releases his frustrations and shoots them dead.

Lyrics

Army Recruiter: Congratulations, you are both in the army!

Brian: We're both -- what!? That's ridiculous!

Vern: I'll tell you what's ridiculous! The Kaiser! Somebody should put him on a roll!

♪ Over, we're coming over ♪

♪ And we won't come back till it's over, over there ♪

Commercial! ...Damn, play me some filler, Johnny!

(Johnny plays "Galloping Gertie" by Sam Fonteyn, and Vern begins to dance, before Stewie shoots them both several times to their deaths.)

Stewie: Okay, they're dead. Alright? We're not gonna be seeing them again.

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