Madden, Frank O. ; Brazil, Jules (Arr.), Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "The Irish Laddies to the War Have Gone" Time Signature: 2/4 Key: Eb Notations: Marcia
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Madden, Frank O. ; Brazil, Jules (Arr.)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
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, 35
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
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Transcript: 

Verse 1: Now Paddy dear and did you hear the talk that’s going round, That ould Ireland’s sons aren’t loyal to the core And they’re murmuring that still there are some Irish to be found, Who have not yet enlisted for the war, Sure and Paddy dear its us that know the folly of such talk, And how all her sons have gone to meet the foe Faith there’s no one left but childer’ and gossoons too young to walk, But even they are drilling for to go.
Chorus: Faith and who can be denying that our Irish lads are there Sure they’re fightin’ and they’re dying but they are out to do their share Arrah! When the war is over, then the story will be told How our Irish ladies to the war have gone, as their daddies did in days of old.
Verse 2: Do you know of any decent fight in all of history, Where the Irish were not foremost in the fray. Have you hear of any battles on the land or on the sea, Where the Irish did not fight and win the day, Sure you’ll find our Irish fighting men in every fighting force Where they know they fight for liberty and right Faith they’d rather fight than eat although they sometimes eat of course, But it’s only for to fit them for the fight.