Harkness, Robert, Sheet music, 1914

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Description: 
Title: "For King and Country" Time Signature: 4/4 Key: Bb Notations: Allegro maestoso
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Harkness, Robert
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1914
Place: London and Toronto
Publisher: 
Robert Harkness Ltd.
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, 65
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: We must fight for our King and Country, For the cause that is right and true, We are ready today Duty’s call to obey ‘Neath the flag of the red, white and blue; In defence of the dear old Homeland. For the honour of Britain’s name, We will vanquish the foe All the world to show Britain’s foes shall be put to shame
Chorus: We mush fight for our King and Country, For the cause that is right and true, All united we stand One Empire grand ‘Neath the flag of the red, white and blue; As we fight for our King and Country For the cause that is right and true; Though the foe assail Britain must prevail ‘Neath the flag of the red, white and blue.
Verse 2: See! They come from the far dominions, At the sound of the battle cry, From Australia’s shore Ever more and more Britain’s’ valiant sons draw nigh. From New Zealand we hear the echo, “We are coming to your aid,” While Canadians call: “We will stand or fall For our Empire unafraid”
Verse 3: In the fight for our King and Country, Let the sound of alarm out ring, From the ends of the earth There will be no dearth Of response to the call of the King. As we fight for our King and Country As our soldiers all danger braves, We will show to the world ‘Neath our flag unfurl’d Britons never, never shall be slaves.