O’Madden, Frank ; Brazil, Jules (Arr.), Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "I’ll Come Back to You" Time Signature: 6/8 Key: G Notations: Marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
O’Madden, Frank ; Brazil, Jules (Arr.)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
The Anglo Canadian Music Publishers’ Association
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 29
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: A soldier boy enlisted And to battle march’d away, To fight for King and country ‘mid the thickest of the fray Came the call for reinforcements, and the reg’ments march’d along, Then to the girl he left behind he sang this parting song
Chorus: Fare you well I must go little darling, Though this parting is hard dear to bear; But the boys in the trenches are calling, I must go my duty calls me there, Dry those tears from your eyes little darling, You must smile and be brave while I’m gone For I’ll come back to you when my fighting days are through And the war for our liberty is won.
Verse 2: Our battle fleets have conquor’d all the seas from pole to pole, Our armies number millions but we need then ev’ry soul, But we cannot win by waiting, and it can’t be done by few, All men must go to meet the foe, my love, I fight for you