Sussex By The Sea
by  William Ward-Higgs in 1907

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
So when you go to Sussex, whoever you may be,
You can tell them all that we stand or fall
For Sussex by the sea

Refrain

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 me boys, so take your time from me
And sing this song as we march along,
Of Sussex by the sea.

3rd 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 ladies joy
In Sussex by the sea

4th verse

Far o'er the seas we soldier, wide through the world we roam
Far from the kind hearts yonder, far from our dear old homes
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

5th 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 cares will fly away,
So we'll sing you a song as we march along
Of Sussex by the sea

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