War Songs

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A collection of backing tracks and sheet music of popular songs from the War Years

World War One (WW1)

Many of the songs the soldiers sang in the First World War seem to have a simple innocence about them which somehow reflects their time.  A time when people felt that right was on their side: that they were fighting to make a land fit for heroes to live in: that a bright shining future would be theirs when it was all over.   Music Hall and Traditional songs were still popular at the time of the First World War and were sung to keep up moral.

Other songs, later in the war, reflect a growing cynicism, an acceptance that mens lives would be needlessly lost, that perhaps, after all, this was not going to be ‘the war to end all wars’.

Whatever the type of song and however simple and repetitive some  of the lyrics may be, these songs are lifted far above themselves by the memories attached to them, of the great comradeship that war in the trenches kindled.  A universal brotherhood which was not to be felt again until the time of the Blitz in the Second World War.

Backing Tracks

ALL THE NICE GIRLS LOVE A SAILOR - TRADITIONAL
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All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor

A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE - TRADITIONAL
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A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

APPLE BLOSSOM TIME - ANDREWS SISTERS
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Apple Blossom Time

BLESS 'EM ALL - TRADITIONAL
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Bless ‘Em All

BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY - ANDREWS SISTERS
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD - TRADITIONAL
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Bye Bye Blackbird

DAD'S ARMY - THEME TUNE
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Dad’s Army Theme Tune

DON'T DILLY DALLY - TRADITIONAL
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Don’t Dilly Dally

FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW - TRADITIONAL
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 For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow

GOODBYEEE - TRADITIONAL
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Good-Bye-Ee

GOODBYE DOLLY GRAY - TRADITIONAL
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Goodbye Dolly Gray

I'LL BE SEEING YOU - TRADITIONAL
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I’ll Be Seeing You

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL/BOY IN THE WORLD - TRADITIONAL
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If You Were The Only Boy/Girl In The World

I'M FOREVER FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES - TRADITIONAL
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I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY - PIANO - TRADITIONAL
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It’s A Long Way to Tipperary

KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING - TRADITIONAL
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Keep The Home Fires Burning

KISS ME GOODNIGHT SERGEANT MAJOR - WAR SONGS
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Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY - TRADITIONAL
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Land Of Hope And Glory

LILI MARLENE - MARLENE DIETRICH
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Lili Marlene – Marlene Dietrich

MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME - TILL WE MEET AGAIN - COSMA
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My Life Will Never Be The Same – Theme Tune from Till We Meet Again

NOW IS THE HOUR - TRADITIONAL
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Now Is The Hour

OH IT'S A LOVELY WAR - TRADITIONAL
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Oh It’s A Lovely War

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES - PIANO - TRADITIONAL
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Pack Up Your Troubles

ROSES OF PICARDY - TRADITIONAL
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Roses Of Picardy

RUN RABBIT RUN - TRADITIONAL
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Run Rabbit Run

SHINE ON HARVEST MOON - TRADITIONAL
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Shine On Harvest Moon

SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME -TRADITIONAL
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Show Me The Way To Go Home

SIDE BY SIDE - MUSIC HALL
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Side By Side

TAKE ME BACK TO DEAR OLD BLIGHTY - TRADITIONAL
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Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty

THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND - TRADITIONAL
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There’ll Always Be An England

UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES - TRADITIONAL
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Underneath The Arches

WE'LL MEET AGAIN - VERA LYNN
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We’ll Meet Again

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON - VERA LYNN
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When The Lights Go On Again

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER - VERA LYNN
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White Cliffs of Dover

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE KIDDING - TRADITIONAL
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Who Do You Think You Are Kidding

WISH ME LUCK AS YOU WAVE ME GOODBYE - TRADITIONAL
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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE - TRADITIONAL
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You Are My Sunshine

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Sheet Music

GOOD-BYE-EE SHEET MUSIC
GOOD-BYE-EE SHEET MUSIC
Good-Bye-Ee Sheet Music

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY BOY/GIRL INTHE WORLD -  SHEET MUSIC
IF YOU WERE THE ONLY BOY/GIRL INTHE WORLD - SHEET MUSIC
If You Were The Only Boy/Girl In The World Sheet Music

TIPPERARY - TRADITIONAL - SHEET MUSIC
TIPPERARY - TRADITIONAL - SHEET MUSIC
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary

GOOD-BYE-EE SHEET MUSIC
GOOD-BYE-EE SHEET MUSIC
Keep The Home Fires Burning Sheet Music

KISS ME GOODNIGHT SERGEANT MAJOR - TRADITIONAL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
KISS ME GOODNIGHT SERGEANT MAJOR - TRADITIONAL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major

NURSIE NURSIE - MUSIC HALL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
NURSIE NURSIE - MUSIC HALL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
Nursie Nursie

OH IT'S A LOVELY WAR SHEET MUSIC
OH IT'S A LOVELY WAR SHEET MUSIC
Oh It’s A Lovely War Sheet Music

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES - TRADITIONAL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES - TRADITIONAL - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
Pack Up Your Troubles

ROSES OF PICARDY SHEET MUSIC
ROSES OF PICARDY SHEET MUSIC
Roses Of Picardy Sheet Music

SISTER SUZIE SEWING SHIRTS FOR SOLDIERS - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
SISTER SUZIE SEWING SHIRTS FOR SOLDIERS - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts For Soldiers

TAKE ME BACK TO DEAR OLD BLIGHTY SHEET MUSIC
TAKE ME BACK TO DEAR OLD BLIGHTY SHEET MUSIC
Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty

THERE ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
THERE ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND - PVG - SHEET MUSIC
There’ll Always Be An England

 

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The Christmas Truce (WW1)

THE “Christmas truce” is a term used to describe a series of unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred along the Western Front during Christmas 1914. World War One had been raging for several months but German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands and agreed a truce so the dead could be buried. The soldiers also used that truce to chat with one another, sing carols and, some claim, even play a football match. Unofficial truces between opposing forces occurred at other times during World War One but never on the scale of that first Christmas truce.

Backing Tracks

AULD LANG SYNE - TRADITIONAL
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Auld Lang Syne

GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE
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Good Christian Men Rejoice

GOOD KING WENCESLAS
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Good King Wenceslas

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
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Hark The Herald

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
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O Come All Ye Faithful

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS - GOSPEL (Piano)
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Onward Christian Solider

SEE AMID THE WINTER SNOW
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 See Amid The Winter Snow

SILENT NIGHT - TRADITIONAL
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Silent Night

THE FIRST NOEL
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The First Noel

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World War Two (WW2)

This was the era of big bands and swing music and this was reflected in the songs of the time. World War Two produced a significant number of popular songs, ranging from patriotic songs, sentimental songs about soldiers, sailors and sweethearts, and moral boosters.  As with WWI, these songs reflected the mood and the memories of the time. Many a sing-a-long was had to keep people’s spirits up during the long, hard years of war.  As the war approached its end, songs took on the feelings of home-comings and dreams of re-union.   Artists such as Vera Lynn  Billie HolidayElla Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Glen Miller, Andrews Sisters, Gene Autry, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole Edith Piaf, Frankie Lanie, Louis Armstrong, George Fornby, Bing Crosby, Gracie Field, Fred Astaire were also very popular during the time.

 

Backing Tracks

ALL THE NICE GIRLS LOVE A SAILOR - TRADITIONAL
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All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor

A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE - TRADITIONAL
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A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

APPLE BLOSSOM TIME - ANDREWS SISTERS
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Apple Blossom Time

BLESS 'EM ALL - TRADITIONAL
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Bless ‘Em All

BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY - ANDREWS SISTERS
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD - TRADITIONAL
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Bye Bye Blackbird

I'LL BE SEEING YOU - TRADITIONAL
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I’ll Be Seeing You

LILI MARLENE - MARLENE DIETRICH
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Lili Marlene – Marlene Dietrich

RUN RABBIT RUN - TRADITIONAL
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Run Rabbit Run

SHINE ON HARVEST MOON - TRADITIONAL
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Shine On Harvest Moon

THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND - TRADITIONAL
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There’ll Always Be An England

WE'LL MEET AGAIN - VERA LYNN
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We’ll Meet Again

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON - VERA LYNN
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When The Lights Go On Again

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER - VERA LYNN
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White Cliffs of Dover

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE KIDDING - TRADITIONAL
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Who Do You Think You Are Kidding

WISH ME LUCK AS YOU WAVE ME GOODBYE - TRADITIONAL
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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

DAD'S ARMY - THEME TUNE
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Dad’s Army Theme Tune

MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME - TILL WE MEET AGAIN - COSMA
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My Life Will Never Be The Same – Theme Tune from Till We Meet Again

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Music style has changed over the years, but these songs will never die.  They are still as popular today and are often sung whenever people get together for a sing-a-long.  As the anniversaries of these wars pass by, and the people who fought in them are sadly no longer with us, these war songs will still be sung and the spirit of their struggle will live on and never be forgotten.

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