Berry, Bert and Lester, Sheet music, 1917

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Description: 
Title: "The Boys Who Fight for Freedom" Time Signature: C Key: C Notations: Tempo di marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Berry, Bert and Lester
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1917
Place: Winnipeg
Publisher: 
Berry Publishing Co.
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 3
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Bugle calls are sounding, Sounding ev’ry where, Britain’s boys are ‘listing, Boys we love so dear. Joining Britain’s army, Going across the sea, To strike a blow for freedom’s sake, And win a victory.
Chorus: For the boys who love a land of freedom Are the boys who fight for Britain’s name, And we’ll give them all a hearty welcome, When they return again, For altho’ they’re miles away from homeland, In the trench, on the sea, or shore, They seem nearer because they’re dearer than they’ve ever been before.
Verse 2: Boys who love their country Boys of splendid frame, Side by side are fighting, Fighting might and main, They don’t mind the danger, On land or on the sea, So long as they can win the fight The fight for liberty.