Harkness, Robert, Sheet music, 1914

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Description: 
Title: "Are We Down-hearted? NO!" Time Signature: C Key: G Notations: N/A
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Harkness, Robert
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1914
Place: London
Publisher: 
Robert Harkness Ltd.
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, 61
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Fighting for right for the cause that is true. Fighting the foe our great duty to do, What though the vict’ries be many or few. Are we downhearted? No! Soon we shall come with the conqueror’s shout, Leaving the issue no longer in doubt Having completed the enemy’s rout. Are we downhearted? No! No! No!
Chorus: Are we downhearted? No, no, no! Are we downhearted? No, no, no! Troubles may come and troubles may go, Still we keep smiling, come weal or woe; Are we downhearted? (whistle) No, no, no!
Verse 2: Why should we fear when troubles assail? All will be well, the right must prevail, Set is our purpose never to fail! Are we downhearted? No! Courage is needed the vict’ry to gain, Courage alone can the spirit sustain! Without it life must ever be vain! Are we downhearted? No! No! No! Verse 3: Sometimes the clouds hang heavy and low, Nor can we see each step as we go, No silver lining the cloud doth bestow! Are we downhearted? No! Bravely we march in the battle of life, Fierce is the conflict, the turmoil, and strife, Fraught with such peril danger so rife, Are we downhearted? No! No! No!