Western Mail, Thursday 7 December 1933, page 2
More Musical Memories - Hospital Favourites
(By W Anderson, Osborne Park.)
"Take me back to dear old Blighty," frequently parodied by Australian wounded on the night previous to their leaving Harefield for the land of their birth. Thus.
Take me back to dear old Aussie,
Put me on the ship for Melbourne town,
Take me over there, drop me anywhere,
Adelaide, Perth, Woolloomooloo,
I don't care.
I do want to see my bush girl,
Cuddling up again we soon shall be;
England you're a failure, take me to Australia.
Blighty's not the place for me.
Those in the story:
"Take me back to dear old Blighty," = "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty" is a music hall song written by Arthur J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott in 1916. It was popular during the First World War and tells a story of three fictional soldiers on the Western Front suffering from homesickness and their longing to return to "Blighty" - a slang term for Britain. Take me back to dear old Blighty song sheet Take me back to dear old Blighty mp3
Narrator W Anderson = Unidentified