Harrison, Charles F. , Sheet music, 1914

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Description: 
Title: "The Best Old Flag on Earth" Time Signature: C, 2/4 Key: C Notations: Marziale

Tabs

Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Harrison, Charles F.
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1914
Place: Vancouver and Toronto
Publisher: 
Charles F. Harrison & Co.
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI 1-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image, Audio
Format: 
jpg mp3
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Though England’s foes may assail her, Though the war clouds hang around, Still the bright sun smiles O’er Britain’s Isles, For friends in need She’s found. From India’s Strand to Baffin’s land They have answered the Empire’s call; For we can’t turn our back On the old Union Jack, the Best old flag of all.
Chorus: Then give three cheers, Three British cheers For the old Red, White and Blue. Let the world all know That Britain’s foe Is Canada’s foe too. Across the sea In Germany, Our boys, they will prove their worth For the Maple Leaf Our emblem dear And the best old Flag on earth.
Verse 2: When England said men were wanted Far across the sea to go, From the east and west, They came, our best, To lay the tyrant low. So here’s good luck to Jack Canuck! For he’s ready to fight or to fall, And he’ll stick to the last, For he’s nailed to his mast The best old flag of all.