Ross, James A. (Lyrics) ; Gilmour, Mary (Music), Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "The Call of the King" Time Signature: 6/8 Key: Eb Notations: Marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Ross, James A. (Lyrics) ; Gilmour, Mary (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: Toronto and Winnipeg
Publisher: 
Whaley, Royce & Co.
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 8
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Your King is calling you To fight the foreign foe The Empire needs your services Now is the time to go Freedom shall live as ever Justice must yet be done for ties that bind for all mankind The victory must be won
Chorus: Then Hark the call of Britain’s King, Over the world wide Empire ring, The call to arms, to fight, to fall, For King and Country, Home and all; hurrah for the Red, White, and Blue, Fall in behind the colors true, For God and Right, thus pledge your might, To win the King and Empire’s fight.
Verse 2: Your King is calling you Fight for the grand old flag The life blood of our fathers Has stain’d the tatter’d rag Liberty shall reign supreme If ev’ry man must fight And Britain’s sons will shoulder guns to battle for the right.