KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNINGKeep the home fires burning While your hearts are yearning,Though your lads are far awayThey dream of home;There’s a silver liningThrough the dark clouds shiningTurn the dark clouds inside outTill the boys come home.
Songs of World War I
GOOD LUCK TO THE BOYS OF THE ALLIESGood luck to the boys of the alliesJust cheer them on their wayThe Union Jack their proud ofWhile fighting day by dayWhen the band plays that tune called TipperaryThere’s joy right in their eyesGod Save Our Gracious KingGood Luck to the boys of the AlliesIT’S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARYIt’s a long way to TipperaryIt’s a long way to goIt’s a long way to TipperaryTo the sweetest girl I knowGoodbye PicadillyFarewell Leicester SquareIt’s a long way to TipperaryBut my hearts right there!PACK UP YOUR TROUBLESPrivate Perks is a funny little codger with a smile a funny smileFive feet none, he’s an artful little dodger with a smile a funny smileFlush or broke, he’ll have his little jokeHe can’t be suppress’dAll the other fellows have to grinWhen he gets this off his chest: (shout) Hi!Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smileWhile you’ve a lucifer to light your fagSmile boys that the styleWhat’s the use of worryingIt never was worthwhileSo, pack up your troubles in you’re old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.NOW IS THE HOURNow is the hour, when we must say goodbyeSoon you’ll be sailing far across the seaWhile you’re away, O then remember me,When you return you’ll find me waiting here
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING(From “Time To Remember” Deal, Kent Performance, July 4, 2005)
GOOD LUCK TO THE BOYS OF THE ALLIESIT’S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARYPACK UP YOUR TROUBLESNOW IS THE HOUR(From “Time To Remember” Deal, Kent Performance, July 4, 2005)
A Selection of World War I Songs Performed by theWartime Heritage Association (440 Productions)