Manley, Morris, Sheet music, 1916

Sheet music, Goodbye Mother Dear.
Sheet music, Goodbye Mother Dear.
Description: 
Title: "Goodbye Mother Dear" Time Signature: 2/4 Key: G Notations: Marcia (not fast)
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Manley, Morris
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
Morris Manley
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, 19
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: A mother and her only son Together sat one night The song birds they were all at rest The silv’ry moon shone bright For he had joined the army, And soon must march away, So when a month had passed and gone His mother heard him say.
Chorus: Good-bye mother dear; It is time for us to part But I’ll come back to you some day Don’t grieve for me dear heart And when the cannons roar God bless you do not fear Tramp, tramp, tramp the boys are marching Good-bye mother dear.
Verse 2: He wrote a letter from the front Which read “Don’t worry dear We’ll save the flag we love so well Now mother, have good cheer.” His photograph upon the wall, She looks at it each day And then her thoughts turn back again, To when he went away.