Benett, S. K. (Lyrics) ; Allan, N. F. (Music), Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "When the Bantam Roosters Crow" Time Signature: 2/4 Key: Eb Notations: Brightly
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Benett, S. K. (Lyrics) ; Allan, N. F. (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
Musgrave Bros.
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, 56
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: I’m all excited, simply delighted ‘cause I’ve joined the Bantam crew, Now I know I’ve stopped growing still I’ll keep a crowing, I’m a cock-a-doodle-doo I was too short before and by Gosh I was sore There were hundred more like me But now we’ve got a chance To go over to France With the Colonel’s B. B. B.
Chorus: When the Bantam Roosters Crow You’ll find the Germans lying low Tho’ we’re not much in height, Say Boys! When we fight, Just count on a chicken to give them a lickin’, When we march up into line, That’s when we show up mighty fine It’s quite easy to tell who’ll send the Kaiser to-well, You’ll hear the Bantam Roosters Crow.
Verse 2: Say boys I’m certain, our Colonel Burton will be might proud of you, And like birds of a feather we all block together, Tho’ we’re only five feet two You can tell by our name that we are all pretty game And poultry’s no good when it’s high So if you’re physic’ly fit Come on with us, do you bit, And learn the Bantam Roosters cry.