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Audio Clips of Wartime Songs
Famed opera tenor Enrico Caruso sang the popular song "Over There" in 1918. (Image courtesy classical.net)
Selected audio clips are in .mp3 format from
written by George M. Cohen and sung by Enrico Caruso.
"When I Get Back to the U.S.A."
written by Irving Berlin and sung by Billy Murray.
"Never Mind the Food Controller"
by Florrie Forde.
"Don't Take My Darling Boy Away"
written by Albert von Tilzer and Will Dillon and sung by J. Phillips and Helen Clark.
"A Bachelor Gay"
by Peter Dawson.
"You're A Grand Old Flag"
written by George M. Cohen and the American Quartet.
"There's A Long, Long Trail A-Winding"
written by Stoddard King and Alonzo "Zo" Elliott and sung by John McCormack.
"It's a Long Way to Tipperary"
written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams and sung by the American Quartet with Billy Murray.
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