Goodbye My Only Son…1914-1918.
“Dear Mum”…I’ ve got to go
for across waters deep lie our evil foe,
shed no tears for me mother dear save them for my return to share
with you, my love to hold you once more,
I will be back… for I am sure
No harm will befall me you know I am right
For King and Country, I now fight,
It won’t take long to beat the Hun
For we have courage… our war is won !
Please Mother…let me go the boys are waiting…
I have no time in hesitating.
I’ve said my peace and prayed to God
He’ll see us safe in Foreign paths we tread,
Mother, Mother… wipe away your tears,
Worry not there are no fears,
Our spirits are high we are full of hope
Us brave boys we will cope,
Our hearts are strong, our purpose right
Our goal Is “Victory “shining bright.
Goodbye Mother…God Bless you too
He will see us right, even tho’ we are few.
Right boys let’s march and sing
Let our shouts of victory ring,
Throughout this land we call our home
For wherever we should roam
Our fight for freedom, and for peace
Will never, never, ever cease…
Onwards Boys, On We Go To War…!
Written by...Ian R. Bridle…3/10/1986 Copyright…1986.