Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1915

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Words by Lena Guilbert Ford
Music by Ivor Novello

La Fiamma Ardente
Naar I Kommer Hjem!
'Till the Boys Come Home

Chappell & Co. Ltd. 41 East Thirty-Fourth Street, New York

Authorized for sale and distribution in the countries of North American and not elsewhere by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd., London

Copyright MCMXV by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd.
New Edition, Copyright MCMXV by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd.

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Lyrics

[VERSE 1]
The were summoned from the hillside
They were called in from the glen
And the contry found them ready
At the stir-ing call for men.
Let no tears add to their hardship
As the soldiers pas along
And although your heart is breaking
Make it sing this cheery song.

[REFRAIN]
Keept the Home-fires burning
While your hearts are yearning
Though your lads are far away
They dream of Home.

[VERSE 2]
There's a sliver lining
Through the dark cloud shining
Turn the dark cloud inside out
Till the boys com Home.
Over seas there came a pleading
"Help a Nation in distress!"
And we gave our glorious ladies
Honour made 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."

[REFRAIN]

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