Keep the Home Fires Burning

Words by Lena Ford, Music by Ivor Novello - 1914

An English song of the early war days, obviously more geared to the home front than the trenches. The song was immensely popular. Through its sentimental lyric, it gave the folks at home a rationale for sending their boys off to the front, with its evocation of the noble response to the "sacred call of friend," in this case, Belgium.

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