St. Clair, F. V., Sheet music, 1915

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Description: 
Title: "I Will Repay" Time Signature: C Key: G Notations: Alla marcia

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Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
St. Clair, F. V.
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1915
Place: London
Publisher: 
E. Marks & Son
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, 67
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image, Audio
Format: 
jpg mp3
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Why is Old England sad at heart today? Why are her blinds drawn down? Why does she weep, as a mother only weeps In her palace up in London Town? She has been told, how brave Nurse Cavell died Slain by the Huns the other day; Hark to Old England speaking to her sons, Hear what your mother has to say
Chorus: Sons of a grand old Empire, Sons of the brave and free; Go and avenge a noble woman’s death, For a woman true was she. Sons of the Flag they can’t pull down, Fall into line and march away; And tell the German Huns, from the mouth of the British guns, That I will repay.
Verse 2: England is proud of the women who have helped, Helped on the Field of War, England is proud of her Nurses one and all No matter who or where they are, Shall we allow a crime like this to pass, No! we will make the cowards pay, Who would be a shirker, Britons rally round. Hear what Old England has to say.
Verse 3: You who have sisters, a mother you adore, Think what would take place here. Think what would happened if the Huns got through To you homes and all you still hold dear. Now is the time to be British one and all, Answer the call to arms today, Go and avenge brave Nurse Cavell’s death, Let them know what England has to say.