Sussex By the Sea - Original Lyrics

These are the complete original lyrics as appear on the Herman Darewski published score.

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Published 1907, Herman Darewski, & Chas Sheard in the USA 

1st  verse
Now is the time for marching, Now let your hearts be gay,
Hark to the merry bugles Sounding along our way.
So let your voices ring, my boys, And take the time from me, 
And Iíll sing you a song as we march along, 
Of Sussex by the Sea!

Chorus 
For We're the men from Sussex, Sussex by the Sea. 
We plough and sow and reap and mow,
And useful men are we; 
And when you go to Sussex, Whoever you may be,
You may  tell them all that we stand or fall 
For Sussex by the Sea! 

Refrain 
Oh Sussex, Sussex by the Sea!
Good old Sussex by the Sea!
You may tell them all we stand or fall, 
For Sussex by the Sea.

2nd  verse
Up in the morning early, Start at the break of day;
March till the evening shadows Tell us it's time to stay. 
We're always moving on, my boys, So take the  time from me,  
And sing this song as we march along, 
Of Sussex by the Sea. 

Chorus & Refrain 

3rd  verse
Sometimes your feet are weary, Sometimes the way is long,
Sometimes the day is dreary, Sometimes the world goes wrong;
But if you let your voices ring, Your care will fly away,
So we'll sing a song as we march along,
Of Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain 

4th  verse
Light is the love of a soldier, That's what the ladies say - 
Lightly he goes a wooing, Lightly he rides away.
In love and war we always are As fair as fair can be,
And a soldier boy is the ladiesí joy
In Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain

5th  verse
Far o'er the seas we wander, Wide throí the world we roam; 
Far from the kind hearts yonder, Far from our dear old home;
But ne'er shall we forget, my boys, And true we'll ever be
To the girls so kind that we left behind 
In Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain

You can heard some sung versions on these links:
14/20 Hussars singing sussex by the sea
Sussex by the Sea Sung version with band.

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