Songs of the Great War - An Exhibition

Introduction | Island 1 | Island 2 | Island 3

Island 1

"It's A Long Way to Tipperary."

By Jack Judge and Harry Williams.
London:  B. Feldman, 1912.
Gift of Fred Zentner.
The best-known British song of the Great War was written before the war.


 

"It's A Long Way to Tipperary."

New York:  Chappell, 1912.
Gift of the Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Musical hall joke:  What are the two greatest fighting songs ever written? "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" and "Here Comes the Bride."


"There's a Long, Long Trail."

Lyric Stoddard King.
Music by Zo Elliott.   
New York:  M. Witmark and Son, 1914.
Composed for a college fraternity and later adopted as a war ballad. 


"I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier."

Lyric by Alfred Bryan.
Music by Al Piantadosi.
New York:  Feist, 1915.


"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile Smile Smile"

Lyric by George Asaf.
Music by Felix Powell.
New York:  Francis, Day and Hunter, 1915.


"Roses of Picardy."

Lyric by Fred E. Weatherly.
Music by Haydn Wood.
New York:  Chappell-Harris, 1916.

 

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