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thedrifter
09-03-03, 12:15 PM
WW1 Songs

Mademoiselle from Armenteers (Armentieres)

Mademoiselle from Armenteers,
Parlez-vous,
Mademoiselle from Armenteers,
Parlez-vous,
Mademoiselle from Armenteers,
She hasn't been kissed for forty years,
Hinky-dinky parlez-vous.


The Old Barbed Wire

If you want to find the sergeant,
I know where he is, I know where he is.
If you want to find the sergeant,
I know where he is,
He's lying on the canteen floor,
I've seen him, I've seen him,
Lying on the canteen floor,
I've seen him,
Lying on the canteen floor.

If you want to find the quarter-bloke,
I know where he is, I know where he is.
If you want to find the quarter-bloke,
I know where he is,
He's miles and miles behind the line,
I've seen him, I've seen him,
Miles and miles behind the line,
I've seen him,
Miles and miles and miles behind the line.

If you want to find the sergeant-major
I know where he is, I know where he is.
If you want to find the sergeant-major
I know where he is,
He's boozing up the private's rum.
I've seen him, I've seen him,
Boozing up the private's rum.
I've seen him,
Boozing up the private's rum.

If you want to find the CO,
I know where he is, I know where he is.
If you want to find the CO,
I know where he is,
He's down in the deep dug-outs.
I've seen him, I've seen him,
Down in the deep dug-outs
I've seen him,
Down in the deep dug-outs.

If you want to find the old battalion,
I know where they are, I know where they are.
If you want to find the old battalion,
I know where they are,
They're hanging on the old barbed wire.
I've seen 'em, I've seen 'em,
Hanging on the old barbed wire,
I've seen 'em, I've seen 'em,
Hanging on the old barbed wire.


It's a Long Way to Tipperary (Parody)

That's the wrong way to tickle Marie,
That's the wrong way to kiss!
Don't you know that over here, lad
They like it best like this!
Hooray pour la France!
Farewell Angleterre!
We didn't know the way to tickle Marie,
But we learned how over here!


Over There (by George M. Cohan)

Over There
Over There
Send the word
Send the word
Over There
That the Yanks are coming
The Yanks are coming
The drums rum-tuming everywhere.

Over There
Say a prayer
Send the word
Send the word
To beware.
It will be over
We're coming over
And we won't come back
Till it's over
Over There

Johnnie get your gun
Get your gun, get your gun
Back in town to run
Home to run, home to run
Hear them calling you and me
Every son of liberty
Hurry right away
Don't delay go today
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad
Tell your sweetheart not to pine
To be proud their boy's in line.


The Watch on the Rhine

There sounds a call like thunder's roar,
Like the crash of swords, like the surge of waves.
To the Rhine, the Rhine, the German Rhine!
Who will the stream's defender be?
Dear Fatherland, rest quietly.
Sure stands and true the watch,
The watch on the Rhine.

To heaven he gazes. Spirits of heroes look down.
He vows with proud battle-desire:
O Rhine! You will stay as German as my breast!
Dear Fatherland, rest quietly.
Sure stands and true the watch,
The watch on the Rhine.

Even if my heart breaks in death,
You will never be French.
As you are rich in water
Germany is rich in hero's blood.
Dear Fatherland, rest quietly.
Sure stands and true the watch,
The watch on the Rhine.

So long as a drop of blood still glows,
So long as a hand the dagger can draw,
So long an arm the rifle can hold -
Never will an enemy touch your shore.
Dear Fatherland, rest quietly.
Sure stands and true the watch,
The watch on the Rhine.

Sempers,

Roger
:marine:

thedrifter
10-01-03, 11:20 AM
Grab a table, kick your feet up and listen to tunes of World War I !


American:
"When the Lusitania Went Down" (early anti-war)

"The Hero of the European War" (early anti-war)

"I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier" (Al Bryant's anti-war song, No. 2 hit in 1915)

"Its Time For Every Boy to Be A Soldier" (Al Bryant's pro-war song of 1917)

"Smiles" (#3 on the charts of 1918; sold over 3 million copies)

"Goodbye Broadway, Hello France!" (A 1917 Broadway hit)

"Over There"(The No. 1 Hit of 1918)

"When Pershing's Men Go Marching to Picardy"

"We Don't Want the Bacon" (We want a piece of the Rhine)

"Keep the Home Fires Burning"(A 1914 masterpiece by Welsh-born Ivor Norvello)

"Keep the Trench Fires Burning For the Boys Out There"

"The Caissons Go Rolling Along"(The Official Song of the U.S. Army)

"Good Morning Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip"

"How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?" (Insightful and True)

"Oh, How I Hate To Get Up in the Morning"(Irving Berlin's 1918 hit)

"Battle in the Sky" (a Marche Militaire)

"Anchors Away" (The Song of the Navy)

"Over the Sea Boys" (A Navy song by Irving Berlin)

"K-K-Katy" (A No. 2 Hit of 1918)

"The Battle Song of Liberty"

"The Yanks With the Tanks" (The Official Song of the U.S. Tank Corps)

"There is a Girl in Chateau Thierry" (1919) (Plus 1918 Stereoview of Chateau Thierry

Click on Link
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/ww1-music/doughboy_cafe.htm


Sempers,

Roger

John Varian
10-25-03, 02:58 PM
Outstanding! But there is are apropos words written by Rudyard Kipling that could be applied to our sit in Iraq. Kipling wrote for month's warning about the HUN, HUN,Hun, (or weapons of mass destruction) caught up in the war fever, Kipling's only son, John enlisted and in his 1st day, in his 1st battle in the Town of Loos, was killed. Kipling's column went un-written for 2 months, until he announced his last column...it read...When they ask us why our children died, tell them it was because their father's lied" John J. Varian 0311 DMZ RVN 66-67 USMC Lima Co, 3/4