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Songs of WWI

According to one authority, some 36,000 patriotic and war songs were written in America during the 52 months of that WWI. A mere 40 of them are included in this compilation. Some became international hits and are still familiar to many, including It's A Long Way To Tipperary, and Over There, and Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning.

Probably no other major conflict has been so celebrated in song. However, the war itself stood in stark contrast to the many appealing tunes it inspired. In addition to the sheer size of this conflict, the introduction of new weapons of mass destruction ensured high causalities. Many who survived the hazards of trench warfare and hand-to-hand combat were taken by the flu epidemic. By Armistice, nearly a whole generation of young men were injured or lost to some countries.

These selections comment on a variety of wartime experiences such as leaving for war Goodbye Broadway, Hello France, the sadness of parting Till We Meet Again, a child longing for a father Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight and returning home I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now. But a more sober perspective is provided in My Dream Of The Big Parade recorded some years after the Armistice.
  Track Song Title Artist Date Time
1 It`s A Long Long Way To Tipperary The American Quartet 1914 3:07
2 Keep The Home Fires Burning John McCormac 1917 3:04
3 Madelon Amparito Farrar 1918 3:08
4 There`s A Long, Long Trail John McCormack 1917 3:17
5 Roses Of Picardy John McCormack 1919 2:45
6 Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag Reinald Werrenrath 1917 3:11
7 I Didn`t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier Morton Harvey 1915 3:00
8 It`s Time For Every Boy To Be A Soldier Charles H. Hart 1917 3:02
9 Till The Clouds Roll By Anna Wheaton and James Harrod 1917 2:51
10 Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh! The American Quartet 1917 2:51
11 I`m Always Chasing Rainbows Charles Harrison 1918 3:33
12 Will You Remember Alice Green and Raymond Dixon 1918 2:58
13 Over There Nora Bayes 1917 3:03
14 Goodbye Broadway, Hello France The American Quartet 1917 2:58
15 When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band To France Marion Harris 1918 3:09
16 K-K-K-Katy Billy Murray 1918 2:54
17 When I Send You A Picture Of Berlin Arthur Fields and The Peerless Quartet 1918 3:16
18 Au Revoir But Not Goodbye Soldier Boy The Peerless Quartet 1918 3:04
19 Till We Meet Again Charles Hart and Lewis James 1919 3:26
20 Smiles Lambert Murphy 1918 3:02
21 Poor Butterfly Fritz Kreisler 1917 3:05
22 Memories Paul Reimers 1916 3:19
23 Just A Baby`s Prayer At Twilight Henry Burr 1918 3:17
24 Hello Central Give Me No Man`s Land Al Jolson 1918 3:18
25 Good Morning, Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip Arthur Fields and The Peerless Quartet 1918 2:29
26 Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning Arthur Fields 1918 2:49
27 I Don`t Want To Get Well Van and Schenck 1918 3:03
28 We`ll Do Our Share (While You`re Over There) The Peerless Quartet 1918 3:26
29 I`m Gonna Pin My Medal On The Girl I Left Behind The Peerless Quartet 1918 3:15
30 Sister Susie`s Sewing Shirts For Soldiers Billy Murray 1915 3:00
31 The Caissons Go Rolling Along (U. S. Field Artille John Philip Sousa 1918 3:21
32 The Further It Is From Tipperary Billy Murray 1918 2:50
33 The Laddies Who Fought And Won Harry Lauder 1917 4:22
34 We Don`t Want The Bacon (What We Want Is A Piece o The Peerless Quartet 1918 2:38
35 The Yanks Started Yankin` Arthur Fields 1918 2:58
36 Let The Rest Of The World Go By Elizabeth Spencer and Charles Hart 1920 2:52
37 I`ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now Al Jolson 1919 2:41
38 How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm (After The Arthur Fields 1919 3:19
39 My Buddy Henry Burr 1922 2:52
40 My Dream Of The Big Parade The Peerless Quartet with Billy Murray 1926 3:27
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