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VP_012291 Verse 1A story I will tell of Jack and Annabelle, For they had named their happy wedding day;... A call for volunteers turned happiness to fears, For Jack was the first one to obey... And tears were in each eye as sweethearts said goodbye. With solemn vows that love will never tell;... Said Jack "I will be true, and come back home to you, With honor I will claim my Annabelle;... The bugle seems to say... That we must part today."... Chorus 1Farewell, my Annabelle, I must away;... Duty to country calls soldiers for the fray;... You will be in my mind as the girl I left behind, But I'll come home to claim my own little Annabelle... Verse 2Two years had passed away, and we had won the day, With courage all had borne the battle's brunt;... At home the gravest fears for gallant volunteers, Since our boys in blue went to the front... At last came word from Jack, the boys were coming back, Good news for all at home he had to tell;... For service bravely done, promotion he had won, As captain now he'd claim his Annabelle;... Today the bugle's call... Means welcome home to all...
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1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Rossiter, Will, "Farewell, My Annabelle : March Song" (1905). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3698.