MacNutt, Albert E. and M. F. Kelly, Sheet music, 1915

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Description: 
Title: "By Order of the King" Time Signature: 2/4 Key: G Notations: Tempo di marcia, Moderato
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
MacNutt, Albert E. and M. F. Kelly
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1915
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, 5-6
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: The Empire’s pride, stand side by side, Upon the battle field. Like knights of old, so brave and bold, Their King and Flag to shield. For each brave heart, will do his part, For Country and for King, And gladly go, to meet the foe, Just hear them proudly sing.
Chorus: By order of the King (God bless him,) we’ll fight and win or die. “The Empire and the King” (God bless him) is the nations’ cry, Our country’s pride are fighting, “God bless them and vict’ry bring” For they are gladly dying just to keep the old flag flying By order of the King
Verse 2: The clash of steel, may make us reel, But we’ll not give an inch. For right and fame, we’ll play the game, And we will never flinch. Thro’ sounds of war and cannon’s roar, We’ll ever pray and sing, “God give us might, to fight for right,” By order of the King.