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WW1 songs from propaganda to war

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by 107thcav, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. 107thcav

    107thcav Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    Collecting sheet music and viewing what others have you can see a trend from being anti-war to all in. WW1 was no different here is the lyrics from Irving Berlins song Stay down here where you belong 1914

    Way up above they say that I'm
    a devil and I'm bad
    kings up there are bigger
    devils than your dad.

    They're breaking the hearts of mothers
    making butchers out of brothers
    you'll find more trouble there
    than you will down below.

    Also the song I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier. 1915? The music changed as America entered the war to Were all going calling on the Kaiser and The Kaiser going to goose step to the American rag. The last item i've shown is I like to see the Kaiser with a lily in his hand. It's amazing to see the transition. The Berlin song was rediscovered during the Vietnam war and I found a copy on youtube with Groucho Marx singing it enjoy. YouTube - Groucho sings STAY DOWN HERE WHERE YOU BELONG Henry Burr was the original singer of the song.

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