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WW2 Songs

Discussion in 'Primary' started by upsadaisy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Anyone know songs to teach to the children linked into the WW2 topic. I know there is some evacuee song, but I don't know all the words.

    Thanks All!
     
  2. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Anyone know songs to teach to the children linked into the WW2 topic. I know there is some evacuee song, but I don't know all the words.

    Thanks All!
     
  3. We'll meet again.
    Lili Marlene - originally German, but "taken over" by British troops in Western desert and then sung by them all through Italy and NW Europe.
    Colonel Bogie - a whistling tune.
    Also
    Roll out the barrel. We’ll have a barrel of fun
    Roll out the barrel. We’ve got the blues on the run.
    Sing! Boom! Tararrel! Ring out a song of good cheer.
    Now’s the time to roll the barrel, for the gang’s all here.
    Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
    Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
    Bang, bang, bang, bang, goes the farmer’s gun
    Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run
    Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
    Don’t give the farmer his fun, fun, fun.
    He’ll get by without his rabbit pie,
    So run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
    We’re gonna hang out our washing or the Siegfried Line.
    Have you any dirty washing, mother dear?
    We’re gonna hang out our washing on the Siegfried Line,
    ‘Cos the washing day is here.
    Whether the weather may be wet or fine,
    We’ll just rub along without a care.
    We’re gonna hang out our washing on the Siegfried Line,
    If the Siegfried Line’s still there.
    Kiss me goodnight, Sergeant Major. Tuck me in my little wooden bed
    We all love you, Sergeant Major, when we hear you bawling: “Show a leg!”
    Don’t forget to wake me in the morning,
    And bring me round a nice hot cup of tea.
    Kiss me good night, Sergeant major. Sergeant Major, be a mother to me.
    Bless ‘em all! Bless ‘em all! The long and the short and the tall.
    Bless all the sergeants and double-u oh ones,
    Bless all the corp’rals and their blinkin’ sons,
    ‘Cos we’re saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl.
    You’ll get no promotion this side of the ocean
    So cheer up, my lads, bless ‘em all!
    I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
    That my heart and mind embraces all day through
    In that small café, the park across the way,
    The children’s carousel, the chestnut trees, the wishing well.
    I’ll be seeing you in every lovely summer’s day,
    In everything that’s light and gay, I’ll always think of you that way.
    I’ll find you in the morning sun. And when the night is new,
    I’ll be looking at the moon, but I’ll be seeing you.
    The other night, dear, as I lay dreaming, I dreamt that you were by my side.
    Came disillusion when I awoke, dear. You were gone, and then I cried.
    You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
    You make me happy when skies are grey.
    You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you.
    Please don’t take my sunshine away.
    I’ve got sixpence, jolly, jolly sixpence.
    I’ve got sixpence to last me all my life
    I’ve got tuppence to spend and tuppence to lend
    And tuppence to send unto my wife.
    No cares have I to grieve me, no pretty little girl to deceive me.
    I’m as happy as a king, believe me, as I go rolling home.
    Rolling home, rolling home, as I go rolling home.
    I’m as happy as a king, believe me, as I go rolling home.
    Hey! Little hen! When, when, when will you lay me an egg for my tea?
    Hey! Little hen! When, when, when will you try to supply one for me?
    Get into your nest, do your little best. Get it off your chest. I can do the rest.
    Hey! Little hen! When, when, when, will you lay me an egg for my tea?
    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.
    A kiddley divey too. Wouldn’t you? Yes!
    Mairzydoats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.
    A kiddley divey too. Wouldn’t you?
    If the words sound queer, and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey.
    Sing: “Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy” Oh!
    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.
    A kiddley divey too. Wouldn’t you — oo?
    A kiddley divey too. Wouldn’t you?
    There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover,
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
    There’ll be love and laughter and peace ever after,
    Tomorrow, when the world is free.
    The shepherd will tend his sheep; the valley will bloom again,
    And Jimmy will go to sleep in his own little room again
    There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover,
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
    We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when,
    But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.
    Keep smiling through, just like you always do,
    Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.
    So will you please say hello to the folks that I know
    Tell them I won’t be long
    They’ll be happy to know that, as you saw me go,
    I was singing this song.
    We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when,
    But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.
     
  4. Full marks for remembering all those words!!
    I seem to remember a CD, 'Songs that Won the War'. It had all those on and more with the words printed out. Quite good for singing along to if you can't play the piano. It also had the air raid siren, or all clear on it, so it was quite good for playing in the Anderson Shelter role play. I guess its available from Amazon?
     
  5. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Established commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/history/worldwar2audioclipslibrary.shtml
    Some Vera on here!
     
  6. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Okay sorry to be a bit thick. Is each paragraph a separate song? I think I have heard the rabbit one. I remember seeing kids running around in a circle to it.
     
  7. Ophelia 9

    Ophelia 9 New commenter

    Our blase, supposedly oh-so-cool year sixes adore 'Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken' - join in with gusto!
     
  8. You beat me to it Tom! You have all my suggestions.
    Sing along "Hitler has only got one ball, the other is in the Albert Hall..."
     
  9. ABSOLUTELY FREE. Just written a 'Dig for Victory' song available via my website
    http://www.plusoneteaching.com/
    Feel free to use it on your whiteboards - it includes the music so plug your speakers in! Let me know (via the website) how it went.Create some simple actions -especially 'squirming worms'!
    BETTER STILL - If you are in the Yorkshire / Lancashire area invite me in to sing it LIVE.
    TTFN
    Steve Robinson / Harry Shrapnel


     
  10. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    This is fab thanks!
     
  11. queenlit

    queenlit New commenter

  12. There is a song about ww2 on www.musicalhistories.com. I used it for my class assembly. The children really enjoyed it and helped them learn about the topic.
     

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