[courtesy of Hutchinson family]
Goodbye, G.I., Goodbye, big-hearted Joe,
We are glad you came. We hope you're sad to go.
Say what you can for this
And when you can't --- well, say it with a smile.
Goodbye, G.I. and, now you
know the way,
Come back and see us in a brighter day,
When England's free, and "Scotch" is cheap but strong,
And you can bring your pretty wives along.
Goodbye, G.I., Don't leave us
Somewhere in England we must write in stone :
"Here Britain Was Invaded By Yanks,"
And, under that, "Thanks."
A. P. HERBERT
Published by courtesy of the "Sunday graphic"