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        Billy Rose (1899-1966)

            The Unknown Soldier

First Line:   THERE'S A GRAVEYARD near the White House

The above poem may be protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. The March 12, 1933 Queries and Answers column in the New York Times indicates that it is part of the song Sweet Marie by Rose (music by Abe Frankl, published by Irving Berlin, Inc.). It can also be found in:

  • Felleman, Hazel, ed. The Best Loved Poems of the American People. Garden City, NY: Garden City Books, 1936.

    Billy Rose was a very successful Broadway lyricist and producer. His credits include "Me and My Shadow" and "More than You Know".