Stuart, Leslie, Sheet music, 1914

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Description: 
Title: "The Soldiers of the King" Time Signature: C Key: Ab Notations: Marziale
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Stuart, Leslie
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1914
Place: New York
Publisher: 
T. B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter
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, 74
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Britons once did loyally declaim About the way we rul’d the waves; Ev’ry Briton’s song was just the same, When singing of our soldier braves. All the world had heard it, wonder’d why we sang, And some have learn’d the reason why. But we’re forgetting it, And we’re letting it Fade away and gradually die, Fade away and gradually die So when we say that England’s master, Remember who has made her so
Chorus: It’s the Soldiers of the King, my lads, who’ve been, my lad, Who’re seen, my lads, In the fight for England’s’ glory, lads, When we have to show them what we mean. And when we say we’ve always won, And when they ask us how its’ done? We’ll proudly point to ev’ryone of England’s soldiers of the King!
Verse 2:War clouds gather over ev’ry land, Our flag is threaten’d East and West; Nations that we’ve shaken by the hand, Our bold resources try to test. They thought they found us sleeping, thought us unprepar’d, Because we have our party wars; But Englishmen unite, When they’re call’d to fight The battle for Old England’s common cause, The battle for Old England’s common cause So when we say that England’s master, Remember who has made her so
Verse 3: Now we’re rous’d, we’ve buckled on our swords, We’ve done with diplomatic lingo; We’ll do deeds to follow on our words, We’ll show we’re something more than “jingo” And though Old England’s laws do not her sons compel To military duties do, We’ll play them at their game, And show them all the same, An Englishman can be a soldier too, An Englishman can be a soldier too. So when we say that England’s master, Remember who has made her so