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114. We're Tenting To-night

1 We're tenting to-night on the old camp ground,
Give us a song to cheer
Our weary hearts, a song of home,
And friends we love so dear.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

2 We've been tenting to-night on the old camp ground,
Thinking of days gone by,
Of the lov'd ones at home that gave us the hand,
And the tear that said "good-bye!"
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

3 We are tired of war on the old camp ground,
Many are dead and gone,
Of the brave and true who've left their homes,
Others been wounded long.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

4 We've been fighting to-day on the old camp ground,
Many are lying near;
Some are dead and some are dying,
Many are in tears.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Dying to-night,
Dying to-night,
Dying on the old camp ground.

Text Information
First Line: We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground
Title: We're Tenting To-night
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Tune Information
Name: [We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground]
Composer: Walter Kittredge
Incipit: 55332 17665 55544
Key: A Major



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