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A collection of Period Music

1812-14 Selections

Rocky Road to Dublin
A popular pub song from the period. Here played by a fife and drum band.
Girl I Left Behind Me
A fife-and-drum rendition of a popular song from the period.

World War 1

The Dashing White Sergeant
A popular song from the late 18th/early 19th century.
The Maple Leaf Forever - O'Canada
This is an actual recording from the WW1 period with Robert Price (a popular Canadian singer at the time) and was released by the Victor Talking Machine Co. of Canada in 1927.

Alexander Muir wrote "The Maple Leaf Forever" as Canada's confederation song in 1867; it was regarded as the national song for several decades.
"O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880.

Blue Bonnets Over The Border
 
O God Our Help in Ages Past
 
Onward Christian Soldiers
 

World War 2

Lili Marlene
An actual recording of Vera Lynn singing "Lili Marlene". This was a very popular song among the Allied Forces in Africa/Italy, and the BBC would have aired it allowing troops and civilians back home to listen. A German version of the song was also very popular with German troops. It is also the 'Slow March' Regimental March Past of the PPCLI.
Medley - Has Anyone Seen the Colonel/Tipperary/Mademoiselle from Armentieres
This is the Regimental March Past of the PPCLI after WW1. It is a medley of three popular songs from The Great War period.
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