GERTIE FROM BIZERTE

GERTIE FROM BIZERTE
Song
James Cavanaugh, Walter Kent, and Bob Cutter
James Cavanaugh, Walter Kent and Bob Cutter
Three Jesters, The
Shapiro, Bernstein, New York
Robert
[Sanitized for the home front]

The original was published in YANK and The Stars and Stripes in slightly different forms. Additional verses were submitted in response to a letter to the Editor of VFW Magazine.

There’s a lovesick “magoo” in the army,
Who’s in love with a sweet desert rose,
When the moon’s shining bright,
He sings to her each night,
And here’s the way it goes:

Oh, Gertie from Bizerte,
You’re as purty, purty, purty as can be;
Gertie from Bizerte,
Don’t you never, ever dare desert me.
Tho’ your lingo I don’t know,
When we kiss, you make me holler “Bingo,”
Oh! Oh! Oh! Gertie from Bizerte,
You’re the gal for me.

Libya
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GERTIE FROM BIZERTE