Wimperis, Arthur (Lyrics) ; Ivey, Herbert (Music), Sheet music, 1915

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Description: 
Title: "Somewhere in France" Time Signature: C Key: Ab Notations: Allegro moderato
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Wimperis, Arthur (Lyrics) ; Ivey, Herbert (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1915
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
The Anglo-Canadian Music Publishers’ Company
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, 42
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Out somewhere “Over there” There’s a little British Army on the go, That may sound a lot, But it’s nearly all that we’re allowed to know. Never mind, You will find Tommy Atkins busy filling in the blanks, In the sunshine or the wet, With the butt or bayonet, He is really doing very nicely thanks.
Chorus 1: Hats off to Mister Atkins, Taking his chance On duty with the Blankshires “Somewhere in France” That’s all you hear about him, As we advance, For he does not advertise, But he wins the day or dies “Somewhere in France.”
Verse 2: In a scrap, He’s the chap, Who is out to do his bit for all he’s worth, Straight ahead, “Seeing red,” He will hack his way thro’ anything on earth; Down at last, Sinking fast, He will rise again in answer to the call, Blazing Hell he charges thro’, But he gets his Heaven too, When he hears we took the trenches after all.
Chorus 2: Hats off to Mister Atkins, Taking his chance On duty with the Blankshires “Somewhere in France” That’s all you hear about him, As we advance, For he does not make a fuss, Pray God send him back to us, From “Somewhere in France.”