Thomas, C. E. H. (Lyrics) ; Gore-Sellon, A. C. (Music), Sheet music, 1917

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Description: 
Title: "There’s a War on In Europe" Time Signature: C Key: Eb Notations: Tempo di marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Thomas, C. E. H. (Lyrics) ; Gore-Sellon, A. C. (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1917
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, 46
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Were you ever in the war zone, All you that laugh and play? Did you never think of going And joining in the fray! Did you ever know the reasons Why men have gone out there? Did you never think you ought to go out and do your share?
Chorus: There’s a war on in Europe And no one seems aware Save those whose best and dearest, Are gone to do their share, There’s a war on in Europe, And don’t you all forget, You think you are not wanted but you’ll all be wanted yet.
Verse 2: Have you ever seen the wounded, Sent back from over there? Have you never asked them questions, Or is it you don’t care? Have you got no friends out fighting, Against the dev’lish Huns? Or is it that you’re fearing, The sound of those big guns?
Verse 3: What is it then that keeps you? Come show the breed you’re from, And show the men who’re fighting, You fear no foe nor bomb, Can’t you tell what they will think of All you who stayed behind When for you they’ve fought and struggled, The wounded, maimed, and blind.