Beck, O. F., Sheet music, 1914

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Description: 
Title: "Take me Back to Canada" Time Signature: 2/4 Key: G Notations: Moderato
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Beck, O. F.
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1914
Place: Montreal
Publisher: 
O. F. Beck
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, 44
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: I’ve roamed around this world a bit, saw Broadway lights when they were lit, and a hundred other cities been to see Been to Frisco France and Italy but none of them appealed to me in Canada is where I long to be.
Chorus: Take me back to Canada To the Land of the maple leaf Where the sun is always shining on my home that knows no grief and when I see that Union Jack I will shout Hurray I’m glad I’m back In Canada My Canada and I’ll sing Gad save our gracious King in the land of the maple leaf.
Verse 2: I’m lonesome since I’ve been away, I’m longing just to see the day that will bring me back to Canada my home I am on my way, I’m going back, a kit upon by shoulder packed I’ll join the ranks and fight for Britain’s cause.