Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty
“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 afterward.
I got — not very much