Keep The Home Fires Burning

Till The Boys Come Home

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Melody - Ivor Novello, 1915, Seq. by Benjamin R. Tubb
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Lena Guilbert Ford, 1915

They were summoned from the hillside,
They were called in from the glen,
And the Country found them ready
At the stir-ring call for men.
Let no tears add to their hardship;
As the Soldiers pass along
And although your heart is breaking,
Make it sing this cheery song.
Chorus:
Keep the Homefires burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of Home;
There's a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come Home.
2. Over seas there came a pleading
Help a Nation in distress,
And we gave our glorious laddies;
Honor made us do no less.
For no gallant Son of Freedom
To a tyrant's yoke should bend,
And a noble heart must answer
To the sacred call of "Friend".
Chorus:

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