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Ballads & Songs of WWI
by Jerry Silverman
In this meticulously researched anthology, Jerry Silverman uses the popular music of the World War I (1912-1919) to provide a thorough overview of the political and social milieu of the times as well as a sense of the futility of war. Extensive historical notes and period photographs enhance this collection of 59 songs chosen for their musical value as much as for their historical significance. Silvernman writes, "There were two parallel streams of songs being created during the course of 'the war to end al
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In this meticulously researched anthology, Jerry Silverman uses the popular music of the World War I (1912-1919) to provide a thorough overview of the political and social milieu of the times as well as a sense of the futility of war. Extensive historical notes and period photographs enhance this collection of 59 songs chosen for their musical value as much as for their historical significance. Silvernman writes, "There were two parallel streams of songs being created during the course of 'the war to end all wars'-one by the soldiers 'over there' and the other by songwriters 'over here'." Tin Pan Alley titles include: It's a Long Way to Tipperary, 'Til the Boys Come Home (Keep the Home Fires Burning), I Don't Want to War, I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, I've Got the Army Blues, Hello Central-Give Me France, Over There, Oh! How to Get Up in the Morning,and How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm; Tin Hat Alley tunes include: Diggin', Deep-Sea Blues, When I Lay Down, The Passing Pilot and Hinky Dinky, Parley-voo. Each song is shown in piano/vocal format with accompaniment chord symbols. Many of the soldiers' songs appear in print here for the first time."
When Yankee Doodle Learns To Parlez Yous Francais
It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
We Take Our Hats Off To You, Mr Wilson!
The War In Snider's Grocery Store
'Til The Boys Come Home (Keep The Home Fires Burning)
Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers
It May Be Far To Tipperary (It's A Longer Way
I Don't Want To Go To War
I Want To Go Home
I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier
When The Lusitania Went Down
Joan Of Arc, They're Calling You
Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag And Smile, Smile, Smile
We're Going To Celebrate The End Of The War In Ragtime
Mother's Sitting Knitting Little Mittens For The Navy
Keep Your Head Down, "Fritzie Boy"
Somewhere In France
Roses Of Picardy
Blighty (The Soldier's Home, Sweet Home)
I've Got The Army Blues
Joan Of Arc (They Are Calling You)
The Fighting Sixty-Ninth
Hello, Central - Give Me France!
(He Sleeps) Beneath The Soil Of France
I Don't Want To Get Well
Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France!
Let's All Be Americans Now
Mister Edison Is Working On It Now
Watch The Bee Go Get The Hun
We Stopped Them At The Marne
(We'll Sing "Hail! Hail The Gang's All Here")
On The Sidewalks Of Berlin
Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
Good Morning, Mr Zip-Zip-Zip!
Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land
In Flanders Fields The Poppies Grow
On The Somme Front
Would You Rather Be A Colonel With An Eagle On Your Shoulder, Or A Private With A
Chicken On Your Knee?
The Alcoholic Blues
How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? (After They've Seen Paree)
When I Lay Down
The Pass ing Pilot
Soldier Man Blues
Scratch Your Lousy Back
Mister French Railroad Man
I'll Tell You Where They Were
I Don't Want Anymore France
Hinky Dinky, Parley-Yoo?
Good-Bye, Tenne ssee
Goin' To Germany
The Battle Of Paris
Coast Artillery Song
Gee, But I Wanna Go Home
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by Jerry Silverman
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