Keep The Home Fires Burning

Album: The Great War (1914)
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  • They were summoned from the hillside
    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 hardships
    As the soldiers pass along,
    And although your heart is breaking
    Make it sing this cheery song

    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
    'Til the boys come home.

    Overseas there came a pleading,
    "Help a nation in distress."
    And we gave our glorious laddies
    Honour bade 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."

    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
    'Til the boys come home. Writer/s: IVOR NOVELLO, LENA GUILBERT FORD
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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