A melody from the trenches

Perhaps the most famous of Canada's soldier songwriters, Rice claimed to have come up with this tune while on guard duty at Ypres. A sales manager from Montreal, Rice had enlisted in the Canadian Field Artillery at the beginning of the war.

Dear Old Pal of Mine, words by Harold Robè, music by Lieut. Gitz Rice (New York: G. Ricordi & Co., 1918)

Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
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sheet music, 26.9cm x 34.7cm