Something for the weekend. Good-bye Broadway, Hello France. Like the Civil War, World War I produced endless songs, most of which were never heard of again after the War was concluded. Quite popular during the War was Good-bye Broadway, Hello France, written in 1917 by by Billy Baskette, with lyrics written by C. Francis Reisner and Benny Davis. Whenever a World War I documentary has ever been produced, this song is often played as US troops are shown being shipped to France.