The BookPublisher's Acknowledgment Author's Foreword
ContentsCould I forget? The Cross What Profit a Man? May 1940 June 1940 Hyde Park Orators Are You Doing Your Bit? Home The Haven of Love Afterglow The Six Dolls Forget-me-not My Little Ship Mother's Day The Easy Way Mother Flea The Stockings' Lament The Gamble Who Was It? A Mother's Right Teach me to be Humble
A R E Y O U D O I N G Y O U R B I T ?
BRITISH EMPIRE calling - so please tune in,-
for a moment just lend us your ear,
We are asking some questions - of all of you -
and we're hoping you get them clear:-
Are you doing your share - and that little bit
more - that bit which will sure make us win?
Or are you a jitterbug - spreading bad news,
and saying we're bound to give in?
BRITISH EMPIRE calling - do please wake up, -
there's no time now to moralize,
You have slept too well throughout the long
years, and have listened to too many lies;
Have you any spare time on your hands to-day?
Are you helping to smooth out the road?
Or are you just throwing your spare time away
leaving others to carry the load?
BRITISH EMPIRE calling - attention please -
snap out of your nice easy chair,
We are switching in now - to the dim long ago,
and this question comes over the air:-
Seems that Nelson is speaking - beside him is
Drake, - we can just catch the words "Home and beauty",
And this is the question they both of them ask:-
Are British folk doing their duty?