Keep the Home-Fires Burning

Melody - Ivor Novello, 1915

Lena Guilbert Ford, 1870-1916

They were summoned from the hill-side;
They were called in from the glen,
And the Country found them ready
At the stirring 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.
  Overseas there came a pleading,
"Help a Nation in distress!"
And we gave our glorious ladies,
Honour bade us do no less.
For no gallant Son of freedom
To a tyrants yoke should bend,
And a noble heart must answer
To the sacred call of "Friend."

|: Keep the Home-fires burning,
   While your hearts are yearning
   Though your lads are far away
   They dream of Home;
   There's a silver lining
   Through the dark clouds shining.
   Turn the dark cloud inside out,
   Till the boys come Home. :|

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