Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty - Brass Band

(Optional Vocal Lead Sheet and Piano)

Composer
Written and Composed by A. J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott (1916) Arranged by Brendan Elliget MAGA 537
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"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.

Fred Godfrey wrote the song with Bennett Scott and A.J. Mills after passing a music hall in Oxford where a show called Blighty was showing. He recounts: "One of us suddenly said “What an idea for a song!” Four hours later it was all finished, and the whole country was singing it soon afterwards. I got — not very much.

The chorus lyric "Take me back to dear old Blighty/Put me on a train to London town" was included in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. [Wikipedia}

This arrangement is for Brass Band with optional Piano part (not on the score) and Vocal Lead Sheet.

The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer 3.

Grade = 3 Duration = 2:30 mins (2 Verses and two Choruses with repeat)


Score ID
396075
Composer
Written and Composed by A. J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott (1916) Arranged by Brendan Elliget MAGA 537
Year of composition
1916
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2019
Lyricist
A. J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
3 minutes
Instrumentation
Brass band
Genre
Other
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