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PORCUPINE'S WAR SONG


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PORCUPINE'S WAR SONG

Tune "It's a Long Way to Tipp" [i.e. Tipperary]

Words written by Eugene P. Colombo

Up in dear old Porcupine the spirit

of the war

Has touched the hearts of our best

men and they are good and sore.

Now you all know that you must go

To beat this camp for P.E.P.

And you can bet your happed life

The boys bring home a R.E.P.

Chorus:

It's a long way to Tipperary,

And our best pals must part,

But we'll give them the best of credit

'Cause they've show a good, true

heart.

They can rought it and never worry,

And I'm sure it won't be long

When Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules

the Waves.

They'll be eating dinner with the

Kaiser,

And singing this song.

Stop and think it over, and I'm sure

There isn't one

That wouldn't fight for Britain if

The time would have to come:

We've got to show the Germans that

We have the real back-bone.

And you're the boys to make the

start,

And bring the bacon home

Chorus - as above.


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Description:
Lyrics set to the tune "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" - a popular song at the time of the First World War.
Notes:
P.E.P. possibly stands for "Pro Patria et Populo" ("For Country and People") or "Pro Patria et Pace" ("For Country and Peace"). It could also be the abbreviation of a local slang expression.
Pagination:
1, p. 5
Date of Publication:
15 Oct 1915
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Colombo, Eugene P.
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.50017 Longitude: -81.16651
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PORCUPINE'S WAR SONG


Lyrics set to the tune "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" - a popular song at the time of the First World War.