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When the war came: Movement 6: Home.

This the shortest segment, as of course it would be. Again, the music here carries the emotion. And we get to know who the narrator is- for those of you who hadn’t already worked this out!

There is no more to say.

 

MOVEMENT SIX: HOME

SONG NINE: HOME

 SOLO : MARY

 

Please bring him back to me

Please bring him home.

 

Please bring him back to me

Please bring him home.

 

The train is on its way

Bringing back the men

So few of them..

 

The train is on its way

Bringing back the men

So few of them..

 

ALL GIRLS

 

Please bring him back to me

Please bring him home.

 

Please bring him back to me

Please bring him home.

 

The train is on its way

Bringing back the men

So few of them..

 

The train is on its way

Bringing back the men

So few of them..

 

SOLO : MARY

I see him climbing up the hill

 

ALL GIRLS

I see him climbing up the hill

 

SOLO: JOE

I see her standing on the hill

 

MARY

I see him break into a run

 

JOE

I see her break into a run

 

MARY

My Joe.

 

JOE

My Mary.

 

MARY AND JOE

You’re home/I’m home

 

NARRATOR

 

There were six of us in our village. Me and Fred and Billy, and their sisters, Dot and Phoebe. And my girl, Mary.

We all lived in our street, and played together in the back alley. Or out on the hills. Until the war came; and everything changed.

Dot came home. I came home to Mary.

We buried Phoebe here, in the churchyard. Fred and Billy .. well, we don’t know where they are but we put up a cross in the village square with their names, and Phoebe’s, on it.

There are crosses like that, with their own Freds, and Billies and Phoebes, soldiers, and nurses, and labourers, and drivers, and vets, and mechanics, and cooks- all sorts ..in towns and villages all over England.

And Scotland

And Ireland

And Wales

And France

And Italy

And Germany

And Belgium,

And Poland

And Portugal

And Greece

And Serbia

And Romania,

And Montenegro

And Bulgaria

And Austria-Hungary

And the Ottoman (Turkey) Empire

And Russia

And Canada

And the United States

And Cuba

And Panama

And Bolivia

And Peru

And Brazil

And Uruguay

And Ecuador

And Guatemala

And Nicaragua

And Costa Rica

And Haiti

And Honduras

And Australia

And New Zealand

And India

And South Africa

And Liberia

And Rhodesia

And German East Africa,

And German South-West Africa,

And Togoland

And Cameroon

And Japan

And Siam

And China

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