Friday, November 10, 2006

Veterans Day...

November 11, 1918-The day the war ended.


Keep the Home Fires Burning

Verse
They were sum-moned from the hill-side,
They were called in from the glen,
And the Coun-try found them read-y
At the stir-ring call for men.

Let no tears add to their hard-ship;
As the Sol-diers pass a-long
And al-though your heart is break-ing,
Make it sing this cheer-y song.

Chorus
Keep the Home-fires burn-ing,
While your hearts are yearn-ing,
Though your lads are far a-way
They dream of Home;
There's a sil-ver lin-ing
Through the dark cloud shin-ing,
Turn the dark cloud in-side out,
Till the boys come Home.

Verse
O-ver seas there came a plead-ing
"Help a Na-tion in dis-tress,"
And we gave our glo-rious lad-dies;
Hon-or made us do no less.

For no gal-lant Son of Free-dom
To a ty-rant's yoke should bend,
And a no-ble heart must an-swer
To the sa - cred call of "Friend".

Chorus
Keep the Home-fires burn-ing,
While your hearts are yearn-ing,
Though your lads are far a-way
They dream of Home;
There's a sil-ver lin-ing
Through the dark cloud shin-ing,
Turn the dark cloud in-side out,
Till the boys come Home.

2 comments:

Mary said...

I was at a funeral for a WWII vet about a month ago. The VFW guys were there and had someone who recited "On Flanders Field". It was very moving and I may very well be the least patriotic American on earth.

Nick said...

Yeah, I would have done that, but I don't want to get weepy every time I read my blog entry. It's a pretty powerful poem. Especially when you consider the special kind of hell that was the Western Front.