I have come to say goodbye, Dolly Gray,
It's no use to ask me why, Dolly Gray,
There's a murmur in the air, you can hear it everywhere,
It is the time to do and dare, Dolly Gray.
Don't you hear the tramp of feet, Dolly Gray,
Sounding through the village street, Dolly Gray,
'Tis the tramp of soldiers' true in their uniforms so blue,
I must say goodbye to you, Dolly Gray.
Goodbye Dolly I must leave you, though it breaks my heart to go,
Something tells me I am needed at the front to fight the foe,
See, the boys in blue are marching and I can no longer stay,
Hark, I hear the bugle calling, Goodbye Dolly Gray.
Hear the rolling of the drums, Dolly Gray,
Back from war the regiment comes, Dolly Gray,
On your lovely face so fair, I can see a look of fear,
For your soldier boy's not there, Dolly Gray
For the one you love so well, Dolly Gray,
In the midst of battle fell, Dolly Gray,
With his face toward the foe, as he died he murmured low,
“I must say goodbye and go, Dolly Gray”