Pritchard, T. (Lyrics) ; Brazil, Jules (Music), Sheet music, [1914-1918]

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Description: 
Title: "The Call" Time Signature: 6/8 Key: Bb Notations: Marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Pritchard, T. (Lyrics) ; Brazil, Jules (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
[1914-1918]
Place: Goderich
Publisher: 
Independent Publishing Co.
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 7
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Don’t you hear the bugle calling Calling for good men and true To take up their stand for freedom, That call is meant for you Some boyhood chum has fallen And as he stricken lies He appeals to you to take his place in the glorious enterprise.
Chorus: Come, come the boys are calling, Calling o’er the main If you’re a son of Canada they will not call in vain Waving flags and singing songs, Will never beat the Huns So if you are white you will join the fight and rally round the guns (come enlist boys)
Verse 2: Don’t you mind my lads how promptly, You join’d in their games of yore, Don’t let them call you slacker, In the sterner game of war And if in nobly striving The brave sacrifice you pay Your chums will proudly tell the world that you died the British way.