We do this fairly straight: Solo tenor verses (2), Sung by Mike We Do Chorus?
join in chorus – unison
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 hardship,
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 the 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.
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 Britain
To a foreign yoke shall bend
And no Englishman is silent
To the Sacred Call of Friend
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