Wensley, Shapcott (Lyrics) ; Ham, Alver (Music), Sheet music, [1917]

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Description: 
Title: "The Call of England" Time Signature: 4/4 Key: Bb Notations: Maestoso, marziale, with fervour, marcato
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Wensley, Shapcott (Lyrics) ; Ham, Alver (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
[1917]
Place: London
Publisher: 
Hawkes & 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, 62
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Hark, ‘tis the call of England! Land of the peerless rose! Loud are the rolling war drums, Ruthless and strong the foes. Bonnie land o’the Thistle, Hail to the clansmen bold! Sons of the land of the Shamrock, Come with your hearts of gold! Shoulder to shoulder ever, Brothers in heart are we! Strong in a cause that’s righteous, Be it land or sea! Men from Cambria’s mountains, Scotland and Erin’s Isle, See that no foot of tyrant Britain’s shores defile!
Chorus: Shoulder to shoulder, Brothers in heart are we! Strong in a cause that’s righteous, Be it by land or sea! Men from Cambria’s mountains, Scotland and Erin’s Isle, See that no foot of tyrant Britain’s shores defile!
Verse 2: Wide o’er the rolling waters War’s brazen trump is heard! Hearts of our far off kinsmen By its wild blasts are stirred! Proud be thy day O England! Strong are thy sons who stand, Loyal in love united Guarding the Motherland! Shoulder to shoulder, Brothers in heart are we! Strong in a cause that’s righteous, Be it by land or sea! Men from Cambria’s mountains, Scotland and Erin’s Isle, See that no foot of tyrant Britain’s shores defile!