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War songs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Palmer Sounds of History, 1988

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains Chapter 8 (‘War and Peace’) of Roy Palmer, ‘The Sound of History: Songs and Social Comment’, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988). Also included is the chapter notes, and the publication bibliography.

Dates: 1988

price, 1974

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Identifier: clels4
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Contains a photocopy of a letter of correspondence from Robert C. Price to a Mr. [Lichtenwanger?], sent on December 4, 1974. The letter is regarding a song sheet that Price took from ‘The U.S. song book’ and included with the letter, in the hope of aiding the correspondent’s collection of army songs. It appears the material is part of the ‘Music Division’ of an unknown institute. The date that the material was retrieved from this source is unspecified.

Dates: 1974

RD Dick

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Identifier: clels4
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Contains the full facsimile copy of R.M. Dick (ed.), ‘The Growing Tradition: A collection of New Zealand songs’ [unpublished]. Some annotation of the front, “further to my recent letter. Andrew Campbell.” The songs document colonial life, the New Zealand back country and soldier experience in the various wars of the 20th century [See ‘Roger Dick’ folder].

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Roger Dick

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents A collection of photocopied newspaper clippings, newspaper advertisements, correspondence and a full facsimile copy of Roger Dick’s ‘The Growing Tradition: A collection of New Zealand songs’. The advertisement was created by Roger Dick to seek out digger and soldier songs, and the correspondence is largely in response to this advertisement. Also includes some direct correspondence between Roger Dick and LC about referencing. The songs of the proposed publication cover a range of New Zealand...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Russian songs

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Identifier: clels6
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A collection of printed articles, printed newspaper clippings, sheet music, song lyrics, translations and handwritten notes. Notable themes include imagery of the battlefield, protection of their ‘native’ Soviet land, yearning for loved ones and fighting fascism. Some attention paid to the political situation Russia before the 1989 revolution and to Russian literature. The publication and subject matter date ranges are c. 1941-1985.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Seeger, 1929 - 1945

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents A collection of photocopied sheet music and song lyrics, accompanied by some background information and context of those songs. It appears that the material was compiled by Pete Seeger from his time on duty during WWII, in one instance he signs off the information as, “Pete Seeger, Saipan – 1945”. The collection was retrieved from the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. The date the material was photocopied is unspecified. The subject matter of the material suggests a date...
Dates: 1929 - 1945

'Soldier Songs' Talk

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Identifier: clels4
Summary of contents Contains two manuscripts titled ‘Soldiers’ Songs as Occupational Folklore’ and ‘Soldiers Songs: World War 1 to Vietnam’, along with a list of central concepts on the topic, two copies of a diagram titled ‘Military Songs as Expressive Behaviour Towards Authority’ and a Victoria University of Wellington Department of Anthropology welcome and lamenting waiata, ‘Tomo Mai’. The central topics including occupational folklife, folksong, Military Occupational Song, Moral, Technique and how...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Songs of Gunner Inglorious

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents A collection of correspondence, newspaper obituaries, printed articles and a photocopied cover of the songbook ‘Songs our Mothers Never Taught us’. The majority of correspondence is between LC and Jim Henderson, famed journalist and writer of ‘Gunner Inglorious’ and is of both a personal and professional nature. Also included is LC’s article ‘Soldier’s Songs: The Folklore of the Powerless’ published in New York Folklore [See ‘Australia, Billjim’ folder for another example]. The publication...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Subritzky

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of ‘The Gunners Handbook: An introduction to the Regiment’, The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, undated. Also contains a collection of correspondence between LC and Cpl. Mike Subritzky concerning some soldier songs Subritzky was in possession of that LC was wanting more information on. The date range is c. 1986-1987, no date was given for the handbook.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

The Songs we Sang

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Identifier: clels4
Summary of contents

“The Songs We Sang. Red White & Navy Blue, Aiwa Saida, My Africa Star, Saida Bint, Rolling Wheels, The Good Ship Venus, My A. 25, The Army in Fiji, The Fighting Kiwi, Monowai Side, This is my Story, The Qartermaster’s Store, The Trentham Blues, The Veteran’s Reply – Little Miss Muffet March, The Lousy Lance Corporal, Isa Lei, The Battle of Coconut Grove, Lili Marlene, Castelfrentano, Mama, Dugout in Matruh, Maori Battalion. All from ‘Kiwi L.P.s’ LA-3 & LA-6."

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Tommy’s Songs, 1917 - 1923

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents Contains a photocopy of war song ‘Jolly Good Luck to the Girl who Loves a Soldier!’ from Ernest Newton, ‘Tommy’s Book of Marching Songs’, (London: Francis, Day and Hunter, 1914), the front cover of which is also photocopied. Also contains photocopies of two editions of The Literary Digest, one of which addresses a song book titled “Tommy’s Songs” (Vol. 55, Dec 1, 1917, p 36). The Second discusses WWI war songs in general (‘The Hard-Boiled Songs of Aviators’, Dec 8, 1923, pp 48-51). There are...
Dates: 1917 - 1923

Tommy’s Tunes Nettleingham, 1917 - 1918

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopied excerpts from F. T. Nettleingham, ‘Tommy’s Tunes’, (London: Erskine Macdonald Ltd., 1917) and F. T. Nettleingham, ‘More Tommy’s Tunes’, (London: Erskine Macdonald, 1918). The introduction, index and miscellaneous songs are included from ‘Tommy’s Tunes’. Only miscellaneous songs have been included from ‘More Tommy’s Tunes’.

Dates: 1917 - 1918

Unknown Soldier

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, printed articles, poems and sheet music. Details the New Zealand soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war and their experiences upon return, as well as the U.S. unknown soldiers who were returned post-WWI. The publication date range is c. 1929-2008.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

U.S. Soldier Shows

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains a U.S. Naval Academy Band performance schedule for 1987-1988, a newspaper advertisement for ‘Stage Door Canteen’ an album of WWII songs, and printed sheet music of songs used at soldier shows. The music included is often light-hearted and humorous. Both the publication and subject matter date ranges are 1943-1988.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

US Songs H.L. Goodwin

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains two photocopies of the mimeographed lyrics as part of the Memorandum of H. L. Goodwin. Song titles include ‘Gee But I Wanna Go Home!’, ‘Raider Battalion’, ‘Fuck ‘Em All’, ‘Gor Blimey’, ‘Roll Your Leg Over’, ‘Damn, Damn, Damn, Samoa!’ , ‘Let’s Remember Pua Pua’, ‘I Want a Life!’ and ‘The Mortar Man’s Song’. The introduction note to the Memorandum is dated August 12, 1943.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Vietnam

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Identifier: clels6
Scope and Contents

A collection of song lyrics, scripts and emails of correspondence. The songs and scripts describe many elements of the Vietnam war such as the death and diseases, the moments of survival, interpreting the different cultures and celebrating Western holidays. The publication date range is 1967-2008. The subject date range is c. 1954-2008.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Vietnam [Enclosed], Songs of the Vietnam War

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Identifier: clels6
Scope and Contents A collection of correspondence emails, printed articles written by LC and some biographical information on U.S. marine Joe Paquin. One article is called ‘Songs of the Vietnam War: An Occupational Folklore Tradition’ and has one copy on A4 and one copy printed on line feed paper. The other is named ‘Soldiers’ Songs: The Folklore of the Powerless’. The information on Joe Paquin highlights his Vietnam war background and how it influenced his music. The publication date range is 1986-2008. The...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Vietnam Popular Songs, 1981 - 1986

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of four publications and articles; ‘Veteran’, Vol. 6, No. 2, February 1986; H. Ben Auslander, ‘”If Ya Wanna End War and Staff, You Gotta Sing Loud” – A Survey of Vietnam-Related Protest Music’, Journal of American Culture, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1981; George W. Chilcoat, ‘The Images of Vietnam: A Popular Music Approach’, Social Education, October 1985; ‘G.I. Songs of the Vietnam War’, Broadside 172, April 1986.

Dates: 1981 - 1986

Vietnam War Paper

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains two pieces of LC’s work, “The Kiwis in Vietnam” and “Songs of the Vietnam War: An Occupational Folklore Tradition”. Also included is a Journal of American Folklore style guide and a printed article of ‘Allied Participation in Vietnam’, Vietnam Studies. The subject matter date range is c. 1914-1986.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Wallrich: Air Force Airs, 1957 - 1977

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopied excerpts from William Walrich, ‘Air Force Airs: Songs and Ballads of the United States Air Force, World War One through Korea’, (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1957). Also includes a review of ‘Air Force Airs’ featured in the Journal of American Folklore by Warren E. Roberts, and the photoduplication application for John Hay Library where LC retrieved ‘Air Force Airs’. The application was filed on April 27, 1977.

Dates: 1957 - 1977

Wesley Ward Barracks Ballads, 1966

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

Contains a full photocopy of C. Wesley Ward, ‘Barracks Ballads’, (Franklin, Indiana: Astronautics Publishing Company Inc., 1966).

Dates: 1966

What Harry Really Sang

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents A collection of newspaper clippings, Christchurch Arts Festival programmes, event planning, handwritten notes, song lyrics correspondence and an information booklet for the Xth British Commonwealth Games (1974). ‘What Harry Sang’ refers to the proposed programme of LC’s that includes other song and poem titles such as ‘Wool, Whether and Wine’, ‘The Spearwah’, ‘The Drover’s Dream’, ‘Edmund Slettery’, ‘Extract from Dominion’, ‘Walking on my Feet’, ‘O’Reilly’s Daughter’ [See folder...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

WW2

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Identifier: clels5
Scope and Contents A collection of photocopied and original sheet music. Titles included are: ‘Begg’s Army, Navy and Air Force Album’ (c. 1942); ‘Poor Little Angeline’ (1936); ‘We’re Going to Hang out the Washing on Siegfried Line’ (1939); ‘I Left my Heart at the Stage Door Canteen’ (1942); ‘Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer’ (1943); ‘The Martins and the Coys’ (1936); ‘South of the Border’ (1939); ‘Boomps-a-Daisy!’ (1939); ‘Mairzy Doats (Mares Eat Oats)’ (1943); ‘Lambeth Walk’ (1937); ‘Hi Jig a Jig, Hi Jig a...
Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Yanks Down Under

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Identifier: clels4
Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper clippings, handwritten poems and accounts, song lyrics, printed articles, a talent release form and information on the 1992 50th commemoration of US troops in New Zealand. Topics include intermarriage, tension, derogatory soldier songs, entertainment, American imperialism and international relations. The publication date range is 1943-2006. The subject matter date range is c. 1942-1993.

Dates: Collection covers ca 1960-2010