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When Johnny comes marching home

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When Johnny comes marching home lyrics (1863) – written by Louis Lambert

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again is a popular song from the American Civil War that expressed people’s longing for the return of their friends and family who were fighting in the war.  The song or its melody has also been used in many movie soundtracks, including Cavalcade, Gone with the Wind, The Great DictatorFor Me and My GalYankee Doodle DandyStalag 17, The Horse Soldiers, How The West Was Won, Dr. StrangeloveRun, Man, RunThe Crazies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Born on the Fourth of JulyJoe Versus the Volcano, Die Hard with a Vengeance The Second Civil WarAntz, and The Majestic.

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Pack up your troubles lyrics

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and smile, smile, smile (1915) lyrics – music by Felix Powell, lyrics by George Asaf

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile is the full name of a World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by Welsh songwriter George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of “George Asaf”, and set to music by his brother Felix Powell.

It was featured in the 1916 American show Her Soldier Boy.  The song appears in several movies, including Pack Up Your Troubles with Laurel & Hardy, High Pressure, On Moonlight Bay, and The Shopworn Angel. It is also featured in For Me and My Gal starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.Read More »Pack up your troubles lyrics

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary lyrics

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (1912) lyrics – Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams, performed by Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary is a music hall song written by Harry Williams and co-credited to Jack Judge. It was allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet in Stalybridge on January 30, 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. The original printed music titled it It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary. It became popular among soldiers in the World War I and is remembered as a song of that war.

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