Verse 1: Now we must part Heart of my heart I can hear the bugle sounding with a call so clear! Till I return My heart will yearn For the girl I leave behind me In the homeland dear
Chorus: When we wind up “The Watch on the Rhine” And we grind up the Kaiser’s last line, When the war is done and the victory won I’ll come back to the girl that I call mine! When we wind up “The Watch on the Rhine.” We will bind up two hearts that entwine! Wedding bells will be ringing “Home Sweet Home” we’ll be singing, When we wind up “The Watch on the Rhine!”
Verse 2: Just one short line Sweetheart of mine I am battling for my country far from home to night. Though foes assail, Right must prevail; So keep knitting still and smiling Till we win our fight!