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“What a Lovely War!”

“What a Lovely War!” (Veteran VT121CD)

Roy Palmer,
“What a Lovely War!”
British Soldiers' Songs from the Boer War to the Present Day
London: Michael Joseph, 1990
ISBN 0-7181-3357-9

“What a Lovely War!”
Various Artists

Veteran VT121 (cass., UK, ca. 1990)
Veteran VT121CD (CD, UK, 2014)

Roy Palmer: “What a Lovely War!”

The CD has a a selection from the 120 songs in Roy Palmer's Book.

Produced by John Howson

Notes on the Veteran website

Singers

Bill Alexander (London)vocals [18];
David Blick (Gloucestershire) [4];
George Bregenzer (London) [7];
George Collinson (Hull) [10, 16];
Margaret Gardham (Hull) [5];
Rex Gregson (Carlisle) [12];
Gordon Hall (Sussex)[2, 6, 13-14, 19, 25-26];
Hamish Henderson (Edinburgh) [3, 9, 15, 23];
Nibs Matthews (London) [8, 17, 22];
John Pearce (Birmingham) [24];
Maurice Rooney (Norwich) [11];
Malcolm Speake (Birmingham) [21];
Harold Wirdham (Gloucestershire) [1, 20]

Tracks

  1. [HW] Bugle Call Rhyme (0.24)
  2. [GH] Salonika (2.33)
  3. [HH] The Highland Division's Farewell to Sicilly (2.12)
  4. [DB] The REME Song (2.00)
  5. [MG] We Are the WAAFs (0.29)
  6. [GH] Quartermaster's Store (5.58)
  7. [GB] The Codfish (Roud 149) (2.01)
  8. [NB] The Soldier and the Sailor (Roud 350; G/D 3:685) (1.49)
  9. [HH] The Kriegie Ballad (4.50)
  10. [GC] CRE Song (1.19)
  11. [MR] Down the Mine (3.30)
  12. [RG] How Did I Ever Become a Corporal? (0.35)
  13. [GH] Three German Officers Crossed the Rhine (5.50)
  14. [GH] I Wore a Tunic (2.20)
  15. [HH] The Ballad of Wadi Maktilla (4.16)
  16. [GC] This Old Coat of Mine (2.16)
  17. [NM] Lulu (1.11)
  18. [BA] Valley of Jarama (1.34)
  19. [GH] Suvla Bay (2.18)
  20. [HW] A Soldier's Farewell to India (1.18)
  21. [MS] Orderly Song (3.45)
  22. [NB] We Are the First Herts Boys (0.33)
  23. [HH] D-Day Dodgers (3.24)
  24. [JP] Ragtime Soldier (1.01)
  25. [GH] Blandford in the Mud (1.40)
  26. [GH] Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (Roud 9618) (7.27 )