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PATRIOTIC SONGS

j » • —- I FOR THE PANTOMIME. ! Patriotic songs will be the mainstay of , the principal girls and "boys" in this se&i son's pantomimes in the United Kingdom. Out of the three or four thousand songs which have been submitted to one firm of music publishers there are a dozen or two j which are catchy enough to warrant a proI pliecy that they will soon be whistled and | sung" from one end of the country to the | other. I Probably one of the best-liked will be ! 'Bravo, territorials.' The chorus, especi- : ally, goes with a swing: i Bravo, Territorials, Territorials, bravo! i Rough or skilled, thc-v have proved they're filled, With the pluck to face the foe. They'll do what, they're wanted to. For they're built for work, not, show. And when called to fight, or die they will give us cause to cry : Territorials, bravo! THE- DOMINIONS' REPLY. The reply of the Doiniinions to ihe Mother Country's call has inspired the song writers to great efforts. One of the happiest is 'Call us, and we'll soon be theie.' The, chorus gc-es as follows: Call us, and we'll soon be there, Tell us. and we'll do and dare. When there's any fighting to be clone, Tell us, and we'll do our share. ; Though we may be far away, | Scattered almost everywhere, ! When you are in trouble, Mother Land, | Call us, and we'll soon be there. | 'Tommy and Jack Will Soon Come Mnch--1 ing Home Again ' has already made a great appeal to the "gods," and in pantomime time it will have a near rival in ' My Dugler Bov,' which gains great, effect from a, refrain made up of bugle calk. '.SISTER SUSIE'S SEWING SHIRTS FOR SOLDIERS.' The mo it popular "dame's" song of the year, according to expert prediction, will bo ; Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers.' II:-, topical appeal is enhanced by its tongue-twi-ting qualities, as witness the chorus: Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers. Such skill at sewing shirts our shy young sister Susie shows! Seme soldiers send epistles, sa.y they'd sooner sleep in thistles Than the saucy, roft, short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews. 'GET OUT AND GET UNDER." When a song is too popular to give way in the rno-t patriotic of new ditties, the obliging song writer will always turn out a new topical verse or two. This is how ' Get Out and Get Under ' has been brought right up to date, with a new verse and this new chorus : ! You'll have io get under, get out and go under.. We'll sma,-h your fighting machine. But Silly Billy said, calm -and serene. "We'll never tarry, we'll march to Paree." But he'd made a blunder, his soldiers in wonder Found Belgian bayonets were, real: And though the Kaiser thought that he'd a chance, The British Bulldog gripped him by the pants. And now he'll have to go tinder, get out 1 and go under, | For Kitchener's here at the wheel! ■ov s in ini rßr\c~Fr-. i hj 1 tl n ajo I) ot the B lti n I i 1 1 ta awT.) ion pin ton i e hey w II be al le ] tl 1 e«it I 1 tij ng ov in p into I Me Xi i D -» 1 J) iih tl cii toi i th Y\ a Of! i j e s rt th n il t hi U 1 I 1 hj \ 1 1 V e e t, 1 n I i Ile hj T| i i i 1 I'll pat 1 r II 1 \ l «

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PATRIOTIC SONGS, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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PATRIOTIC SONGS Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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