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Subject: Review: MISCELLANEOUS SONG BOOKS
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 08:52 PM

F. T. Nettleingham, 2nd Lt., R. F. C., 1917, "Tommy's Tunes."
"A comprehensive collection of soldiers' songs, marching melodies, rude rhymes, and popular parodies, composed, collected, and arranged on active service with the B. E. F."
Erskine MacDonald, Ltd., London, 96pp.

Music- sheet music included. Tunes are mentioned if music not given. Printed alphabetization of songs somewhat erratic.

INDEX

Après la Guerre Music
At the Halt, on the Left, Form Platoon
Ally Sloper's Cavalree
The Birdman
Boys' Brigade
Battle of Waterloo
Cresol
Coal Fatigue
Call the Roll!!! Music
Divisional Rest
D'ye Ken Jan Smuts?
Dying Aviator, The
Down in the Valley Music (Not the N. Am. songs)
"Excelsior" Up to Date
Esprit de Corps
Fred Karno's Army
Grousing
Ginger is an Enemy of Mine Music
Gallant R. N. D.
Grasshopper, The
Guillemont
Greener Grows the Grass
Green Grass Grew All Round, The Music
Hiawatha
Here We Are Again Music
Hoo Ha- Hoo Ha Ha! Music
I Don't Want to be a Soldier
I Want to be in Blighty
I Want to Go Home Music
I'm So Bad
If it's a German- Guns Up!
John Brown's Baby
Kitchener's Army
Little Bit of Fluff, The
La-La, La-La
Left! Left! Music
Looping the Loop Music
Mechanic's Moan
Mountains of Morne, The
Mechanic's Rosary
Man, the Dog, and the Meadow, The Music
Never Mind
Napoo- Fini!!
No Quarter
Ninety-nine Bottles on the Wall Music
Ode to Tickler
Our Little Wet Trench in the West
Old king Cole
Omer Drome
Our Essex Camp
Old Soldiers never Die
Onward, Queen Victorias!
Our Jam
Old Man's Hammer, The
Officers' Wives' Music
Ode to the R. A. F. (Engine) Music
Oh, Had I the Wings of an Avro!
Ohio (Old Macdougal) Music
Pilot's Psalm
Reason Why, The
Recruiting Parody No. 2
Rule, Britannia Music
Ragtime Army, The, R. F. C.
Ragtime Navy
Rosary, The - Hospital version
Ragtime Flying Corps, The Music
Ragtime Aircraft Builders
R. F. C. Recruiting Song No. 1
R. F. C. Recruiting Song No. 2
Ronnel McConnel Music
Skiboo Music
Sing Me to Sleep
Swanee River
She Was So Kind to Me   Music
Somme, The
Strafe on the Kaiser
Seaforth's Sob
Tipperary
Tips
This is the Flying Corps
Trench Parody, A
They Were so Happy, Oh, so Happy
When this Ruddy War Is Over Music
Why Did We Join the Army
We Are the Ragtime Army (Artists' O. T. C.)
We Are the Ragtime Army (Anzac version)
Wail of the New Armies, The
We Are the Royal Sappers
Who Killed Cock Robin?
When They Were Up, They Were Up
When This Ruddy War Is Over Music
We Are the Boys Who Make No Noise Music
Whiter than the Whitewash Music
Your King and Country Need You

PARODIES INCLUDED

Auld Lang Syne
Back Home in Tennessee
Beautiful Baby Doll
Bugle Call
British Grenadiers
Come, my Lad, and Be a Soldier
Church's One Foundation, The
Dying Lancer, The
Excelsior
Fol-the-Rol-Lol
Holy, Holy, Holy
Here's to the Maiden of Sweet Seventeen
Hiawatha
Here, Here We Are, Here We Are Again
Here We Go Gathering Nuts and May
I Want to Be in Dixie
I'm in Love
I Want to Go Home
If it's a Lady- Thumbs Up!
I Want to be an Angel
John Peel
John Brown's Baby
Kind Words Can Never Die
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Little Grey Home in the West
La-la, La-la, Sing this Chorus to Me
Lowther Arcade, The
Married to a Mermaid
My Old Kentucky Home
Michigan
Moonlight Bay
Marching through Georgia
Mountains of Morne
My Mother's Rosary
Never Mind
Old King Cole
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Oh, See Me Dance the Polka
Oh! You Beautiful Doll
Psalm, Twenty-third
Red, White and Blue
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Rule, Britannia
Rosary, The
Sing Me to Sleep
Sweet Genevieve
Swanee River
Tipperary
There is a Happy Land
Ten Little Nigger Boys
Tennessee
We Are but Little Children Weak
Who Killed Cock Robin?
Your King and Country Need You
Yankee Doodle

Introduction- includes Army vocabulary and argot in song, popularity "Annie Laurie" No. 1), superstitions (an airoplane is never referred to as such; it is the 'bus.'
Notes that some songs are too bawdy, or untranslatable; mentioned are "Miralto Me Re," "Kafoosalem, the Harlot of Jerualem," "B. Bill the Sailor."
A second edition was printed (not seen).


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Subject: RE: Index: Miscellaneous Songbooks PermaThread
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 12:02 AM

"Tommy's Tunes" is a small volume, poorly printed in wartime. The music images are only about 3 1/2 wide and the notes are consequently very small and hard to scan.

In the back are advertisements for two other volumes of WW1 poetry; "Soldier Poets, Songs of the Fighting Men," compiled by Galloway Kyle, and "The Undying Splendour," by the late Sergt. J. W. Streets (12th batt. York & Lancaster Regt. A 'big' Public School Edition of the former was being prepared; so it may not be as rare as "Tommy's Tunes."


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 12:48 AM

SONGS FROM THE FRONT & REAR

Canadian Servicemen's Songs of the Second World War. Music for some songs, tunes specified for all.
[Many will be familiar to British, and some to American, veterans of WW2]

Anthony Hopkins, 1979, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Admiralty House Supper Song 88
Alliford Bay 81
Artillery Alphabet 70
Athabaskan's Finish 128
A-25 130
The Ball of Kirriemuir 168
A Band of Banshee Airmen 60
The Battle of Halifax 100
Beer is Best 19
Bell-Bottom Trousers 138
The Bells of Hell 117
Beneath the Barber Pole 34
Bless 'Em All 105
Bless 'em All- Corvettes 107
Bless 'Em All- Lancasters 107
Bless 'Em All- Wellingtons 108
The Blackbird 141
The Bold Aviator 119
Bollocky Bill the Sailor 151
Bunch of Bastards 113
Cats on the Rooftops 174
Caviar Song 172
The Chandler's Shop 185
Christmas Day in the Workhouse 102
Christopher Columbo 152
Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue 115
D-Day Dodgers 110
Don't Send Me Home 78
Drunk Last Night 18
The Fighting 43rd 40
The First Thing They Asked For 94
Flying Fortresses 62
413 Squadron 39
417's Lament 46
Get Hold of This 156
Girls of the King's Navy 144
Glenwhorple Highlanders 64
Good Ship Venus 58
The Great Wheel 160
Green Grows the Rushes 66
The Gunner's Lament 109
Has Anyone Seen the Colonel? 90
He Ain't Gonna Jump No More 122
He'll Never Fly Home Again 118
Here's to Good Old Beer 20
Hitler Has Only Got One Ball 186
How Ashamed I Was 133
Hor Ashamed I Was-wd version 82
How the Money Rolls In 161
I'd Like to Find the Sergeant 123
I Don't Want No More of Navy Life 76
I Don't Want to Be a Soldier 146
If I Were a Merry Maid 136
It's the Syme the Whole World Over 162
I've Got Sixpence 28
I Was Chasing One-Elevens 124
The Jolly Tinker 182
Kafusalem 171
The King's Navy 63
Kiss Me Good-night, Sergeant-Major 78
Knees Up, Mother Brown 17
Lament 155
Lay That Luger Down 17
Let's Have a Party 19
Lilli Marlene 148
Lulu 159
Lydia Pink 176
Mademoiselle from Armentières 26
The Maple Leaf Squadron 51
My Brother Sylveste 180
My Only Woodbine 84
My Sweet Little Air Force Blue Suit 80
Noght-Gown of Blue 134
No. 5 Squadron Song 41
North Atlantic Squadron 52
North Atlantic Squadron- Standard Version 55
O'er the Hills of Sicily 36
Old Destroyer Squadron 57
Old King Cole 96
Old King Cole- 423 Squadron 97
The Old Monk 184
On Ilka Moor 43
Onwards to the Po 111
Ops in a Wimpy 126
O'Reilly's Daughter 158
Pack Up Your Troubles 21
A Personal Friend of Mine 136
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition 30
Prince Henry Song 44
The Quarter Master's Stores 84
Retreat to Leeds 134
The Ric-A-Dam-Doo 48
Ringy Dang Doo 140
Roll Along, Wavy Navy 74
Roll Me Over 135
Roll Your Leg Over 167
The Saguenay Song 38
Salome 178
Screw-Guns 67
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 142
Sing Us Another One 165
692 Song 42
Skidding Down the Runway 121
South of Colombo 83
South of the Sangro 92
Stand to Your Glasses, Steady 120
Subaltern's Song 98
Sweet Violets 154
Tavern in the Town 32
Three German Officers Crossed the Rhine 139
Times Is Hard 157
Tipperary 22
To the Stars 72
23rd Flotilla 112
The Valley of the Ruhr 120
The Wearin' of the Green 86
West Atlantic Squadron 57
When I AM LOB 114
When This Bloody war Is Over 103
The Woad Song 24


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 04:33 AM

I have a copy of "The Army Song Book", published in 1941. The flyleaf proudly announces:

__________________________________________________________
Army Song Book

Compiled by the Adjutant General's Office in collaboration with the Library of Congress and published by order of the Secretary of War.

This book is the property of the United States Government and its contents may be used only within the military services.

______________________________________________________
It has been rubber stamped in red: SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE HQRS, THIRD ARMY.

Wonder if it bears any resemblance to what was actually being sung by troops at the time?!

Contents List:
1. The Star-Spangled Banner                
2. Alma Mater                
3. Aloha Oe                
4. America                
5. America, the Beautiful                
6. Anchors Aweigh                
7. Army Air Corps, The                
8. Army Engineer, Song of the                
9. Auld Lang Syne                
10. Battle Hymn of the Republic        
10. Keep Them Rolling                
11. Boll Weevil Song                
12. Bombed        
13. Caissons Go Rolling Along, The                
13. Parody, Field Artillery Song                
14. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny                
15. Casey Jones                
16. Cindy        .        
17. Colombo                
18. Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean                 
19. Crash On! Artillery                
20. Dixie                
21. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes                
22. Arms for the Love of America (Army Ordnance Song)_        
23. For Her Lover Who Was Far Away                 
24. For Sev'n Long Years                 
25. God Bless America                
26. God of Our Fathers                 
27. Good Night, Ladies                
28. Home, Boys, Home                
29. Home on the Range, A        .        
30. Honey Dat I Love So Well                 
31. I'll Tell You Where They Were                
32. Infantry, The                 
33. It's a Long Way to Tipperary                 
34. I've Been Workin' on de Railroad
35. Juanita
36. K-K-K-Katy
37. Last Round-Up, The
38. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
39. Man on the Flying Trapeze, The
40. Marine's Hymn, The
41. Minstrels Sing of an English King, The
42. Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga, The
43. Mountain Battery, The
44. My Buddy
45. My Wild Irish Rose
46. New River Train, The
47. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
48. Oh! Susanna        
49. Old Gray Mare, She Ain't What She Used To Be, The
50. Old Joe Clark
51. Old King Cole (Fighting Infantry)
52. Old Plantation (Kuu Home), The
53. On, Brave Old Army Team
54. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag
55 Pop! Goes the weasel
56 Raw recruit, The
57 Red River valley
58 She'll be comin' round the mountain
59. Sons of Randolph
60. Smiles
61. Song of the Signal Corps
62. Stein Song, A
63. Tammany
64. There's a Long, Long Trail
65. Where Do We Go From Here?
66. Yankee Doodle
67. You're in the Army Now

Regards


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 07:28 PM

Let me add an excellent related book, not a songbook per se, because it only offers snippets of songs, but does include a lot of origins of songs:

"Dark Laughter" War in Song and Popular Culture - Les Cleveland 1994 ISBN 0-275-94764-5


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 03:17 PM

AIRMAN'S SONG BOOK

1967, Edited by C. H. Ward-Jackson & Leighton Lucas
William Blackwood & Sons Ltd. Edinburgh
Two hundred songs, 50 with score and most others with citation of tune.

Songs Before the First World War
The Bold Aviator, or, the Dying Airman 2

Songs from 1914 to the Armistice in 1918
Recruiting Song of the Royal Flying Corps (i) 8
Ragtime Flying Corps 9
Mountains of Mourne 11
The Air-Crew's Wish 12
Recruiting Song of the Royal Flying Corps (ii) 12
What Do You Want? 13
When This Ruddy War Is Over 13
Pilot's Psalm 14
Who Killed Cock Robin? 14
Three Squadron 15
We Haven't Seen the Sergeant 15
Back Seat Ballad 16
Napoo-Fini! 16
Fred Karno's Air Corps 17
Airmen's Opening Chorus 18
Airman's Ten Commandments 19
Air Mechanics Moan 19
R. F. C. Toast 20
I Don't Want to Join the Air Force 21
Capital Bus for a Crowd Like Us 22
R. A. F. Trooping Song- Bless 'Em All 23
Only Way 25
Song of the Hun 26
This is the Flying Corps 26
Looping the Loop 27
R. F. C. Alliterations 28
Hurrah for the Bounding Air 29
Stormy the Night 30
Pushing 31
I Want a G-nôme 32
Excelsior Up to Date 33
When the Dawn Patrol Sets Out 34
Birdman 34
Wreck of the Old F. E. 35
They Called Them RAF 2Cs 37
Ragtime Aircraft Builders 38
Ode to the R. A. F. Engine 40
Another Thousand Revs 41
Song of the Camel Pilot 43
Last Lay of the Sopwith Camel Pilot 44
Ten Little Albatri 44
There Were Three Huns 45
Hush-a-Bye Baby 46
You're only a P. B. O. 47
Up in a Sop 47
Syncopated Fire Control 48
In Other Words 49
Omer Drome 50
My Old Yellow Jacket 55
I Left the Mess Room Early 57
So Early in the Morning 60
Two Hunnische Airmen 61
Heaven or Hell 62
Over the Lines 64
Every Little While 64
Wings of an Avro 65
Another Undercarriage Wouldn't Do Us Any Harm 66
My Motter 67
We Haven't Got a Hope in the Morning 68
I Want to Go to Essen 69
If You Want to Remain Inside 69
100 Squadron Lament 70
Sing a Song of Aircraft 72
Song of 54 Squadron 73
Which He'll Never Do No More 74
Bettencourt 77
New Toast 77
Now I'm a General at the Ministry 82
The Yarn of "Twenty-Two" 83
Poor Old Pilot 85
Squadron Toast 86

Songs of the "Peace" Years 1918-1939
Song of 55 Squadron 88
Twenty-four Squadron Song 89
Just a Little Oil 89
An Old-Fashioned Bristol 90
In the Middle of Salisbury Plain-O 90
Hold Your Row 92
Those Shaibah Blues 94
The "Peace" of Waziristan 95
Now I'm an AC/3 96
A. O. C.'s Inspection 96
Officers of "A" Flight 97
Flying Training 98
Song of the Cadet 99
Ballad of Sulaiman 101
On a Two-Five-Two 104
A. C.2's Are Common 106
Avro and the Song 107
Fitter's Song 108
Song of the Shirt 113
Shire, Shire, Somersetshire 114
Three Songlets 117
Just Three More Days to Go 117
Rigger's Song 118
Far Away 121
Coppersmith's Song 123
Maiden Young and Fair 126
Forced Landing 127
M. T. Driver's Song 128
Song to Newcomers to Iraq 129
That Old-Fashioned Avro of Mine 130
A Song of Forty-Three 131
The Airman's Prayer 133

Songs of the Second World War
Bless 'Em All 136
Ir's Just the Air Force Way 137
Old Annie 138
Oh! Mary, This WAAF 139
Beside an Essex Waterfall 140
If I Only Had Wings 143
Firth of Flaming Forth 144
The Lindholme Buoy 146
In the Women's Auxilliary Air Force 147
Kiss the Boys Good-Bye 148
Ops in a Wimpey 149
Ops in a Whitley 150
Old-Fashioned Wimpey 152
Thanks for the Memory 153
Orbitting the Beacon 153
Heinkel Come Back to Me 154
Fragment of Advice 155
Hudson Song 155
One for the Tiger 157
Service of Thanksgiving for Safe Arrival in Iraq 157
On the Move 162
I Love to Fly a Whitley Three 164
Erk's Lament 164
My A. C. W.2 165
Plotter's Lament 166
Bloody Hell 167
Practice-Flapping 168
The Nissen Hut's Foundation 169
Song of the Gremlins 170
Fortress Song (i) 171
Gas, Gas, Gas 172
Fortress Song (ii) 173
We Are the Air-Sea Rescue 174
Rows and Rows and Rows 175
She's a Swell Dame 177
Balloonatics' Song 178
A Lib Leaving Malta for Gib 179
Tales of Kairouan 180
Heavy Bombers 182
Western Desert Madness 183
Malta Song 184
Song of 51 Maintenance Unit 187
Benghazi Mail Run 191
Servicing Song 193
As You Bed Your Balloon in the Morning 195
You've Had It 197
Service Police Song 198
So Here I Work 199
There's No A. M. O. About Love 201
Mrs. Mobile 202
Fifty-One Squadron 203
Wids' Song 204
A 218-Squadron Song 205
Bring Back My Bomber and Me 207
The Fitter, the Rigger, the Mech 208
Once There Was a Naafi Girl 209
Song of 59 Squadron 211
Everybody's Crackers on P. T. 212
Flight Mechanics Song 213
It's Laid Down 214
You'll Never Go to Heaven 216
Ten Little Pilot Boys 217
We Are the A. T. C. 218
He Had to Go and Prang 'Er in the Hanger 219
He Had to Go and Prang 'Er in the Hanger (2nd version) 221
To "Lili Marlene" 222
The Guinea Pigs' Song 222
The Stately 'Dromes of England 223
Hymn to Airmen 225
Africa Star 225
What Shall We Do With a Ropey Squadron? 228
I Want To Go Home 231
The Gallant Sixty-Two 232
D-Day Dodgers 234

Songs of the Parachute Regiment
Sheehan is Believing 235
I'm Dreaming of a Soft Landing 237
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to 237
The Man on the Flying Trapeze 237
Jumping Through the Hole 238
He Ain't Gonna Jump No More 240
Oh Mary This Tatton 241
Bless 'Em All 241
Song of the Paratrooper 241
The Merry Month of May 242
You Don't Have to Push 244
Passing Thoughts 244
Sit by My Side if You Love Me 244
Men of Hardwick 245

Songs of the Post-War Years 1945-1967
Thanks for the Memory (2nd version) 248
Glory, Flying Regulations 249
Ground Crew 251
The Rockape's Dilemma 253
A. C. Soap 254
Sabre Song 257
Song of the Two Sad Flight Sergeants ("The Gan Song") 258


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 08:39 PM

KISS ME GOODNIGHT, SERGEANT MAJOR
"The Songs and Ballads of World War II"

Ed. Martin Page, 1973, Hat-Davis, MacGibbon, London.
The Index is based on first lines. This index is titles, in order of printing. Some have tunes indicated, but no scores.

1. I Don't Want to Go to War
Belisha's Army 18
Waltzing into Flinders 18
I Don't Want to be a Soldier 19
No More Soldiering for Me 20
You Take the Gun 21
The Old Diehards 21
The Manchester Lads 22
From a Dying Soldier to His Love 23
Down by St Valery 23
In a German Prison 24

2. We Had a Sergeant Major
Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major 26
Our Sergeant 26
He'll Be There 26
Our Windy Sergeant 27
Sod 'Em All 27
The Sarn't Major's Balls 28
The Pansy Pleat 29

3. The Nazi Gang
Hitler Has Got Only One Ball 32-34
Christmas Day in the Brown House 34
My Cousins 35
THe Nazi Gang 36

4. Military Life
Outside a Lunatic Asylum 38 Spike Milligan
The Colonel Kicks the Major 39
Question and Answer 39
Mc Cafferty 40
Larkhill 42
Longmoor 42
Oh! Fucking Halkirk 44
Tatton Parachute Training School 45
The Marching Song of the Warwickshire Yeomanry 46
The Marching Song of the Border Regiment 46
Sick Parade 47
Reveille 48
Red Cap 49
Puckapunyal 50
Housey-Housey 51
Oh! Reykjavik! 53
At Enugu, Gold Coast 53
Black Bosoms 54
Lagos Lagoon 55
A Note on Drumming and Bugling 57

5. Land of Heat and Sweaty Socks
My Little Dug-Out in the Sand 60
In a Littl Dug-Out 61
Desert Blues 61
The Song of the 258 General Transport 62
Side By Side 63
Bardia's Poem 64
Ally Sloper's Cavalry 65
The Suffragi's Wedding 68
Land of Heat and Sweaty Socks 68
Sayida Bint 69
Shari Wag El Burka 70
Alex on the Med 70
King Farouk 71
Thanks for the Memory 72
Queen Farida 72
Working in the Ordnance 74
Suda Bay 75
Libya, Christmas 1940 76
Deutscher, Deutscher 77
There's a Tin Hat on My Bed 78
Oh! Fucking Tobruk 79
Tobruk Song 80
Ali Baba Morshead and His Twenty Thousand Thieves 80
The Harasser's Song 81
Rats of Tobruk 82
The Conchie 84
The Dive Bombers' Song 87
The Party at El Alamein 88
Down by El Alamein 89
The Rifles, the Skins, and the Bold Fusiliers 90
Where the Hun Is, We Go 92
The Second A. I. F. 93

6 Patriotic Poetesses
Who Said Decadent England 96
The Motherland 96
The Bootle Air-Raid Shelter Song 97
The Song of the Lagos Bar-Girls 98 [incomplete]
Give Thanks in Everything 98
Tom Blamey's Boys 99
There'll Always Be an England While Australia Will Be There 100
Mother's Song 102
A Child's Prayer 102

7. Allies (We Don't Think)
The Old Transvaal 104
The Battle for Fondouk Gap 104
Our Cousins 105
Gas Alert 106

8. Frightfully G. H. Q.
'A' Lighters 108
Frightfully G. H. Q. 109
Venal Vera 112
Base Wallopers 113
Horseferry Road 113
The Twats in the Ops Room 114

9. A Soldier Came on Leave One Day
White Lilies 116
The Yanks Back Home 117
The Second Front Song 118
My Faithless English Rose 121
In the Moonlight 122
White Feather 123
HMS Hood 123

10 Wearing Khaki Bloomers
A WAAF in a Uniforn 126
Khaki Issue 126
The Song of the ATS 127
Working the Sperries 127
Rob 'Em All 128
The Song of the HMAS Centaur 130

11. The Paras
Jumping Through the Hole 132
The Man on the Flying Trapeze 132
What a Way to Die 133
Ten Little Paratroops 134
You Don't Have to Push Me, I'll Go 135
And He Ain't Going to Jump No More 136
Passing Thoughts 137
Oh Come Sit By My Side If You Love Me 138
Always Keep Your Trousers Clean 139
You're So Nice to Come Down With 142
The Merry Month of May 143 [On her leg she wears ...]

12. Flying
Laying Eggs in the Sky 146
It's Foolish, But It's Fun 146
Who'll Fly a Wimpey? 147
Flying By Night and By Day 147
Flying Flying Fortresses 148
A25 Song 148

13. In the Prison Camps
Waiting for Something to Happen 152
All Dressed Up 153
Feelin' Tired 154
Looking at the Moon 155
Keep Smiling 155
Keep Singing 156
When We Sail Down the River 156
Swing Song 157

14. Invasion!
The D-Day Dodgers 161
Lucky Fellers 162
The Legion of the Lost 163
Men of Hardwick 163
The Rooty Song 164
The Irish Fusileers 165
The Royal Artillery 166

15. The Forgotten Armies
Down by Mandelay 168
Bury Me Out in the Jungle 169
South of Meiktila 170
Bombay Bibley 170
Spud Spedding's Broken Boys 171
Tipperary (Burma) 173
Wait Till You Get to New Guinea 173
Going Round the Bend 180

16. Demob
This Is My Story 182
The Gallant Ninth 182
When This War Is Over 184
The Britih Soldier's Discharge Song 185
Repat 186
Jimmy 187
The Airman's Discharge Song 187
The Australian Soldier's Discharge Song 188
Back in Circulation Again 189
The School of War 189
The Navy Pilot's Discharge Song 190

Index of First Lines 191


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: and e
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 11:08 PM

Dear Q,

Are you still administering this permathread ? Want more soldier songbooks?

Please message me privately.


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: GUEST,John Mullen
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for the info in this thread - there were some songbooks I didn't know of


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Subject: RE: Index: Soldier Songbooks PermaThread
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 11:41 AM

"The Army Song Book" indexed by me earlier in this thread is now available online: Click here

Regards


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