Oh It's a Lovely War - Songs of the Great War




Songs, ballads & parodies of WW1, 1914-18, arranged for voice + piano (some with guitar chord indications - the original publications are used), mostly as included in Joan Littlewood's iconic production for Stratford East in the 1960s.

And When I Die - trad.

Are We Downhearted? - trad.

Army of To-day's Alright, The - Lyle

Breaking Out of Barracks - trad.

Comrades - McGlennon

Far From Ypres I Long to Be (parody of Sing me to Sleep) - trad.

For You But Not For Me (The Bells of Hell go Tingalingaling) - trad.

Good Bye-ee - Weston & Lee

Goodbye Dolly Gray - Barnes

Hello! Hello! Who's Your Lady Friend? - Fragson

Here We Are! Here We Are!! Here We Are Again!!! - Knight & Lyle

Hitchy Koo - Muir & Abrahams

Hush! Here Comes a Whizz-bang (parody of Hush, here comes the Dream Man)

I Don't Want to be a Soldier (parody of I'll make a man of you) - Finck

I Want to go Home - trad.

If You Want To Find - trad.

If You Were the Only Girl in the World - Ayer

I'll Make a Man of You (On Monday I go out with a Soldier) - Finck

It's a Long Way to Tipperary - Judge & Williams

Jolly Good Luck to the Girl Who Loves a Soldier - Lyle

Kaiser Bill (parody of Pop Goes the Weasel)

Keep the Home Fires Burning - Novello

Last Mile Home, The - trad.

Leap Frog (parody of John Brown's Body)

Mademoiselle from Armentieres - Carlton & Tunbridge

Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin, The (parody of Pretty Red Wing) - Mills

Never Mind (parody)

No More Soldiering for Me (parody of What a friend we have in Jesus)

Oh! It’s A Lovely War - Long & Scott

Old Soldiers Never Die - trad.

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag - Powell

Plum and Apple (parody of A Wee Deoch-an-Doris)

Raining and Grousing (parody of Holy, holy, holy)

Rolling Home - trad.

Roses of Picardy - Wood

Row,Row,Row - Monaco

She was One of the Early Birds - Connor

Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers - Darewski

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty - Mills, Godfrey & Scott

There's a Long, Long Trail - Elliiott

They Didn't Believe Me [Girl from Utah, The] - Kern

We are Fred Karno's Army (parody of The Church is One Foundation)

We Don't Want To (We are the King's Nav-ee!) - trad.

We Haven't Seen the Kaiser (parody)

We're Here Because (parody of Auld Lang Syne)

We've Had No Beer (parody of Abide with Me)

When Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser - Ellerton

When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose - Wenrich

Who Were You With Last Night? - Godfrey & Sheridan

Your King and Country (O, we don’t want to lose you) - Rubens