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The British War Song: Pack Up Your Troubles

Song Piece: Pack up your troubles in your old kit bagAnd smile, smile, smileAs long as you have Lucifer to light your bagSmile boys that’s the styleWhat’s the use in worryingIt never was worth while, So!Pack up your troubles in your old kit bagAnd smile, smile, smile Background: My informant learned this song from her… Continue Reading »

The British War Song: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary Song

Piece: It’s a long way to TipperaryIt’s a long way to goIt’s a long way to TipperaryTo the sweetest girl I knowGoodbye PiccadillyFarewell Lester SquareIt’s a long, long way to TipperaryBy my heart’s right there Background: My informant learned this song from her husband who was in the British Navy. Typically this song was sung… Continue Reading »

We Are A Circle- A Pagan Chant

Background: My informant (M) shared with me her experience with a song we learned growing up. We attended a daycare, which was run by our grandmother, from infancy to 5 years old, and would frequently stay there during summer breaks. She shared with me her perspective on a ritual we performed daily. Neither of us… Continue Reading »