Cole, Grant E. (Lyrics) ; Brown, Fred G. (Music), Sheet music, 1917

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Description: 
Title: "I Want to See If My Daddy’s Come Home" Time Signature: ¾ Key: F Notations: Moderato
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Cole, Grant E. (Lyrics) ; Brown, Fred G. (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1917
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
Ideal Music
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, 32
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Down in a large railway depot, A little girl stood all alone, Watching the trains and the people, Until the last train had gone. Policeman then said, “Now look hear, little one, you’d better run home For the day’s nearly done. Why do you wait, Watching each train go by?” Tears dimmed her eyes As she made this reply
Chorus: “I want to see if my daddy’s come home, He always used to call me his own, If you should meet him, you’ll know him you see, Cause he’s got soldier clothes on and looks just like me, I’ve been so lonesome since he went away, and I dreamed last night he was coming today, Mother is waiting, said an alone, I want to see if my daddy’s come home.”
Verse 2: Policeman said “Little darling, Indeed I feel sorry for you, Your daddy can’t come today, dear, The last train has just gone through. Your own mother dear I know waits and longs too, She’s longing for him And she’s waiting for you. Kneel down tonight By your bedside and pray, The day will come When you won’t have to say.”