There'll always be an England,

words & music Ross Parker & Hughie Charles

I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen,
I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen
May this fair land we love so well,
In Dignity and freedom dwell.
while worlds may change and go awry,
Whilst there is still one voice to cry!---
 
There'll always be an England,
While there's a country lane.
Wherever there's a cottage small
Beside a field of grain
There'll always be an England
While there's a busy street.
Wherever there's a turning wheel
A million marching feet.
Red, white and blue
What does it mean to you?
Surely you're proud
Shout it loud
Britons awake!
The Empire too
We can depend on you.
Freedom remains
These are the chains
Nothing can break.
There'll always be an England
And England shall be free
If England means as much to you
As England means to me

.......ROSS PARKERand HUGHIE CHARLES(1914/1907)

IF YOU FIGHT FOR IT!

JERUSALEM

And did those feet in ancient time/ Walk upon England's mountains green?/  And was the holy lamb of God/  On England's pleasant pastures seen?(1)

And did the Countenance Divine? shine forth upon our clouded hills?/  And was Jerusalem builded here /  Among the dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold! / Bring me my arrows of desire! /  Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold! bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight, / Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand. Till we have built Jerusalem /   In England's green and pleasant land.

William Blake-(1757-1827)

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

Chorus
  Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
 Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,
(1)

 

Lyrics

Solo
    Dear Land of Hope, thy hope is crowned,
       God make thee mightier yet !
    On Sov'ran[3] brows, beloved, renowned,
       Once more thy crown is set.
   Thine equal laws, by Freedom gained,
       Have ruled thee well and long ;
   By Freedom gained, by Truth maintained,
       Thine Empire shall be strong.

Chorus
            Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
            How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
            Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
            God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,

Solo
 

   Thy fame is ancient as the days,
       As Ocean large and wide :
    A pride that dares, and heeds not praise,
       A stern and silent pride ;
    Not that false joy that dreams content
       With what our sires have won ;
    The blood a hero sire hath spent
       Still nerves a hero son.

Chorus

 

[edit] "Wider still and wider"

Sir Edward Elgar(1862-1925

 

There'll always be an England,

words & music Ross Parker & Hughie Charles

I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen,
I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen
May this fair land we love so well,
In Dignity and freedom dwell.
while worlds may change and go awry,
Whilst there is still one voice to cry!---
 
There'll always be an England,
While there's a country lane.
Wherever there's a cottage small
Beside a field of grain
There'll always be an England
While there's a busy street.
Wherever there's a turning wheel
A million marching feet.
Red, white and blue
What does it mean to you?
Surely you're proud
Shout it loud
Britons awake!
The Empire too
We can depend on you.
Freedom remains
These are the chains
Nothing can break.
There'll always be an England
And England shall be free
If England means as much to you
As England means to me

.......ROSS PARKERand HUGHIE CHARLES(1914/1907)

IF YOU FIGHT FOR IT!