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ifor 02 Sep 06 - 01:00 PM
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Keith A of Hertford 02 Sep 06 - 01:32 PM
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Subject: songs from the Great War?
From: ifor
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 01:00 PM

I am interested in finding songs in the folk tradition about World War One.Can you please help anyone?
ifor


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 01:13 PM

HINT: try putting [WWI] in the DT DATA BASE search block


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 01:26 PM

Here's a couple of books sources which you should find useful.

Tommy's Tunes. F.T. Nettleham. Erskine MacDonald 1917
The Long Trail; What the British Soldier Sang and Said in 1914-1918. John Brophy & Eric Partidge. Andre Deutsch. 1965.
What A Lovely War: British Soldiers' Songs From The Boer War To The Present Day. Roy Palmer. Michael Joseph. 1990.

And of course, don't forget that marvellous revue/film, Oh What A Lovely War.


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 01:32 PM

Good recent thread


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Lighter
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 05:02 PM

Lt. Nettleingham was the compiler of both "Tommy's Tunes" and "More Tommy's Tunes."

Max Arthur has recently compiled "When This Bloody War is Over."

On the American side, there's Edward A. Dolph's "Sound Off."

The movie Fred mentions, "Oh What a Lovely War," is in a class by itself. Very worth while if you're interested in more than songs. But the songs really are from 1914-18.


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: The Walrus
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 08:22 PM

No mention of Brophey & Partridge "The Long Trail"?
A mixture of Song lyrics, chants, sayings and a glossery of slang.

W


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Charmion
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 07:44 AM

And of course Songs From the Front and Rear for Canadian material.


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: The Walrus
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:15 PM

My apologies, it appears that Fred McCormick already mentioned "The Long Trail".

"It's a Lovely War - Songs, Ballads and Parodies of the Great War" - Editor and Collator Cecil Bolton, EMI Music Publishing Ltd, London, 1978. ISBN 0 86175 007 1
"Songs that Won the War - Daily Expres Community Song Book" (at least 3 vols) - Collected and Edited S Louis Giraud, Lane Publications (Daily Express Books Dept.), London, 1930.

W


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Cats
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:18 PM

Unsung Heroes, the show Cornwall Somngwriters have just put to bed was all about the Great War from the point of view of the Heligan gardners. Some brilliant songs there. Check out their website.


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:17 AM

http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/ifyouwanttofind.htm

This link gives a 1929 recording of a verse from "hanging on the old barbed wire"


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:19 AM

And they seem to be having really good fun singing it!


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:22 AM

Tommys lot written by Dominic Williams.


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Hovering Bob
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 11:14 AM

The 'Flaqnders Experience' has inspired several wonderful songs out of the participants including Les Sullivan, Mike Sparks, George P, oh and I've written a few.

BobH


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: NH Dave
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 11:46 AM

No joy in When this Blody War is Over, which doesn't mean that it wasn't a WWI song, but indicates that it is less likely. Is it possible that you are talking about something from WWII?

Dave


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:31 PM

When this Bloody War is Over is from the Great War. The reference to 'standing to in trenches', 'standing on the firestep' and 'Tickler's marmalade' in the third verse all relate to trench warfare on the Western Front. There's also a clue in the title of Max Arthur's book -

When This Bloody War is Over: Soldiers' Songs of the First World War


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Micca
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:39 PM

I had the rare privelage of sing my own WW1 trilogy of songs at the Getaway on Saturday consisting of
1 "We Think We Ought to go" about the reservists and first drafts of "joiner uppers" from August 1914 and the old Regular Army that strengthend the BEF Old Contemptibles
2 "My Grandfather Hated the Germans" my own family historical connection, containg family stories and anectdotes about my grandfather who joined up in 1915 and survived.
3 "Thiepval" the song about the dead and missing taking there names back from the monument and going home
All 3 are in either Aines song book or on the 'Cat somewhere


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Subject: RE: songs from the Great War?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 03:41 PM

Ifor-

Could you explain your interest in more detail? Are you a student, a musician doing research, or just curious?

Charley Noble


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