[Sheet music] Songs that won the war

Accession Number RC10990
Collection number Sheet Music Collection 505
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 28.1 cm x 22.6 cm x 1.5 cm
Object type Sheet Music
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c.1930
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Album of music for piano and vocals titled 'Songs that won the war'. This compilation of songs, sometimes only lyrics, was collected and edited by S Louis Giraud and published as the "'Daily Express' Community Songbook No 3", by the Daily Express Books Department at Lane Publications, London. Giraud notes in the introduction, dated 31 October 1930, that the full musical notation has been given wherever possible. The album includes a mixture of ballads, patriotic songs and parodies that were popular during the First World War. The contents include the following titles:

'Oh! It's a lovely war!';
'I'm twenty-one today';
'If you were the only girl in the world';
'Its a long, long way to Tipperary';
'Keep the home fires burning: (till the boys come home)';
'There's a long, long trail';
'Pack up your bags in your old kit-bag';
'Take me back to dear old Blighty';
'God send you back to me';
'Hello! Hello! Who's your lady friend?';
'Here we are, here we are, here we are again';
'Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers';
'If you were the only girl in the world';
'I do like to be beside the seaside';
'The Army of today's all right';
'Never mind';
'When there isn't a girl about';
'Ship ahoy! All the nice girls love a sailor';
'Who were you with last night?';
'On the other side of the big black cloud';
'The trail that leads to home';
'Madamoiselle from Armentieres';
'A broken doll';
'Another little drink wouldn't do us any harm';
'I want to go home';
'If you want to find';
'Michael Finnegan';
'The last long mile';
'And when I die';
'Old MacDougal had a farm';
'Left! Left!';
'I have no pain';
'Are we downhearted?";
'Raining and grousing';
'We've had no beer' (3 versions);
'I'll be there';
'Leap frog';
'Because we're here';
'What did you join the Army for?';
'Mary had a little lamb';
'One man went to mow';
'We haven't seen the Kaiser';
'Fred Karno's Army';
'I wore a tunic';
'No more soldiering';
'Rolling home';
'Cock Robin';
'Mop it down';
'For you but not for me';
'Hush! Here comes a whizz-bang';
'Old soldiers never die';
'Form platoon';
'Wash me in the water';
'Way down yonder in the cornfields';
'Plum and apples' (words only);
'If you were the only Boche in the trench' (words only);
'Far from Ypres I long to be' (words only);
'A RAF motto';
'The ragtime soldier' (words only);
'Sergeant, what shall I do?' (words only);
'Never mind' (with extra verse);
'Charlie Chaplain' (words only);
'A rotten song';
'As you have done before'