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> Ww2 Songs, Sailin Awa Doon the Watter
dugald_old
post 3rd Jul 2009, 11:26am
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Yes Angel, Ann Shelton did a good job with this song. I heard her sing at a theatre in Glasgow (near St Georges Cross, forget the name), but not Lille Marleen; this was some time after the war and long after Lille Marleen had lost its popularity.

Elma, I think Marlene Dietrich probably did the best job with Lille Marleen, but I don't think she sang it until quite some time after the war. Vera Lynn sang it too, but she lacked the German accent which Dietrich could turn on and off at a whim to great affect.
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post 6th Sep 2009, 12:21am
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how about " We,ll meet again " When the lights go on again al lover the world"Mares eatoats and doeseatoats "
there was also one I just remember some of it,it was sung to the tune of Red River Valley

Do you remmeber the battle of Sicley?
where most of the fighting was done
it was there that a young Scottish soldier was shot by an old Italian gun.
thats all I can remember


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post 6th Sep 2009, 12:41am
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As he lay on the battlefield dying
With the blood pouring down from his head
As he lay on the battlefield dying
He turned to his comrades and said

Won't you bury me under the desert
Won't you bury me under the sun
Won't you bury me under the desert
For my duty to Scotland is done!

At least that's how I remember it....only ah thought it wiz an old Nazi gun!


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**Heidi**
post 12th Nov 2011, 05:23am
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QUOTE (Heather @ 20th Dec 2008, 10:29pm) *
Angel in your Post 2 what you have as the 2nd verse is the 1st verse'.

I.E. I'm leaving auld Glesga forever.

It was a popular song in our family in the days when we had sing songs. smile.gif

Here's another WW2 war song also an old family favourite. You may know it.

We sang it because my dad was in the Navy and Maurice's dad was in the
Black Watch. He was stranded and shot trying to get into a boat and was hauled out the sea by the hair of his head. Patched up and sent back into the fray, he lived to tell the tale.

That night on the hillside we will never forget,
We lay on the ground we were all soaking wet,
We were surrounded by tanks and guns,
Way down by St. Valery.

The highland division they fought and they fell,
Their bodies all shattered by shot and by shell
We thought we were done that we were through
Way down by St. Valery.

We fought with our rifle's our bayonets and dirks
We fought on the land that is known as Dunkirk
T'was there on the beaches the blood flowed free
From the men of St. Valery.

Then far across the sea we spied the boys in blue
Coming to help us through.

Give a cheer for the navy those sailors in blue
The song we now sing is in honour of you
For you cheered us on when we thought we were through
Way down by St. Valery.


Hi Heather.. you can find this song being sung by Andrew Stewart.. (my granda) he was in the 1st Black Watch 51st Batalion http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/play/...2B87C7351A01C8F he gives the history of the song.
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post 4th Jul 2013, 12:02am
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My mom used to sing a song and part of the chorus was 'get out of here with that boom de boom before i close my eyes' she said sometime after she left scotland to come to canada to marry my dad after the war, there was a contest to figure out what the 'boom de boom' was......does anybody remember the song????
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post 12th Apr 2016, 06:14pm
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Bev lloyd here is the song I remember it being sung on the radio
https://youtu/be/h2H6q23rpy


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post 12th Apr 2016, 10:35pm
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One of the songs I remember is

Oh aint it grand to be in the Navy
'Cause in the Navy you get the gravy
We all love to do our duty
Because in doing our our duty
There is a heavenly beauty,
Oh aint it grand to be in the Navy
One of the Lads in Navy blue.

It may not be word perfect, but it wasn't yesterday that I last heard it sung!
I don't suppose it was popular with soldiers or airmen of the day, but I loved it.

Danny
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post 16th Apr 2016, 05:26am
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http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b569b1665
Here's an old WW2 song that I sung (Wish Me Luck)
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post 16th Apr 2016, 05:36am
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http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bd62cc4f6
Another lovely WW2 song I love to sing...(White Cliffs Of Dover)
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post 16th Apr 2016, 05:41am
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http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c07b16ee4
*We'll Meet Again*.....Love singing this one also!.....hope you enjoy the three WW2 songs....Wellfield
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post 16th Apr 2016, 09:16pm
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laugh.gif to tune of bridge on the river kwai




hitler has only got one ball
goering has two but very small
Himmler has something similar
but poor old goballs has no balls at all laugh.gif


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because YOU are on your knees.RISE UP.

wombat thit grates oan yie.
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*Billy Boil*
post 20th Apr 2016, 08:57pm
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QUOTE (27stowst @ 6th Sep 2009, 12:41am) *
As he lay on the battlefield dying
With the blood pouring down from his head
As he lay on the battlefield dying
He turned to his comrades and said

Won't you bury me under the desert
Won't you bury me under the sun
Won't you bury me under the desert
For my duty to Scotland is done!

At least that's how I remember it....only ah thought it wiz an old Nazi gun!

Sang ourselves hoarse with that song as weans in Guvin. But I also wondered whit he was daeing his "duty tae Scotland" in Sicily ????
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post 20th Apr 2016, 08:58pm
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QUOTE (wombat @ 16th Apr 2016, 09:16pm) *
laugh.gif to tune of bridge on the river kwai




hitler has only got one ball
goering has two but very small
Himmler has something similar
but poor old goballs has no balls at all laugh.gif

A'expectid yon frae youse!!!
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wombat
post 20th Apr 2016, 10:52pm
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laugh.gif :lol:Bwaahahahaaaaa


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wombat thit grates oan yie.
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