Knitting / words and music by Muriel Bruce & Baron Aliotti
Bruce, Muriel. “Knitting / words and music by Muriel Bruce & Baron Aliotti.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 23 May 2022, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/20147. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.
|Title||Knitting / words and music by Muriel Bruce & Baron Aliotti|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||Title from caption title|
|For voice and piano|
|Cover design by Starmer: a woman sitting in a chair knitting socks|
|Advertisements: Love's garden of roses on p.  Land of the long ago on p.  Songs of the southern isles on p. |
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York (41 East 34th St.) Toronto (347 Yonge Street) : Chappell & Co. Ltd.|
|C 6693-4 Chappell & Co. Ltd|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Marching, marching thro' the misty night;First line of chorus: Knitting, knitting, knitting, with the khaki wool and grey|
VERSE 01: Marching, marching thro’ the misty night,/Peering thro’ the dark, longing for a fight,/Tramping, stumbling, on the broken ground,/With the tang of battle all around./While at home the busy needles fly,/Knitting with a smile,/Knitting with a sigh,/For their sons, and brothers,/Fathers, lovers, too;/They’re knitting for the soldiers brave and true.
CHORUS: Knitting, knitting, knitting, with the/Khaki wool and grey,/Mufflers, socks and/Balaclava caps,/They are knitting day by day;/Knitting, knitting, knitting, with a pray’r in ev’ry row,/That the ones they hold in their hearts so dear,/May be guarded as they go.
VERSE 02: Clang and clamor, smoke and dust and death,/Blindly fighting on, catching ev’ry breath./Comrades dropping down on ev’ry side,/Holding back the seething hostile tide./But at home the loving hands are still/Knitting with their hearts,/Knitting with a will,/Knitting for their Country, Flag, and soldiers too;/They’re knitting for the ones so brave and true.
|Original Format||1 vocal score (5,  p.) 35 cm|