Words and Music

The music for Singsational Nottingham! 2014 was a mixture of songs most of which were sung by people during WW1.  They were all very well known and fun to sing.  Further down this page you will find YouTube videos of the songs being sung at the performance.

Here is a list of all the songs that we sang on 17th May.
• It’s a long way to Tipperary
• Goodbyee
• Daisy, Daisy
• Pack up your troubles
• Keep the home fires burning
• You are my honeysuckle
• Quartermaster’s stores
• Land of Hope and Glory
• Boiled beef and carrots
• Mademoiselle from Armientieres
• Waltzing Matilda
• Clementine
• Who were you with last night?
• They didn’t believe me
• When this lousy war is over
• Any old iron, any old iron
• I’m forever blowing bubbles

If you would like to watch the whole show, click on the video below.  It lasts two hours so make sure you are sitting comfortably!  Otherwise to watch individual songs, go a bit further down the page.


It’s a long way to Tipperary

It’s a long way to Tipperary,
It’s a long way to go.
It’s a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly,
Farewell Leicester Square!
It’s a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart’s right there.

Goodbyee
Goodbye-ee, goodbye-ee,
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee,
Tho’ it’s hard to part I know,
I’ll be tickled to death to go.
Don’t cry-ee, dont sigh-ee,
there’s a silver lining in the sky-ee,
Bonsoir, old thing, cheer-i-o, chin, chin,
Nah-poo, toodle-oo, Goodbye-ee.


Daisy, Daisy

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.
I’m half crazy all for the love of you.
It won’t be a stylish marriage,
I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet,
Upon the seat,
Of a bicycle made for two.

Pack up your troubles

Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.


Keep the home fires burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
There’s a silver lining
Through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out
‘Til the boys come home.

Here are video’s of the songs we sung last time

The music for Singsational Nottingham! is very well known.  However, if there are song titles in the music list that you do not recognise, or if you fancy having a bit of a “vocal warm-up” before the day, listed below (and on the other Words and Music tabs) you will find links to the words and You Tube videos featuring the music as performed in Nottingham on April 20th.

  1. Row, row, row your boat
  2. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
  3. Guide me O thou great Jehovah
  4. There’s a hole in my bucket
  5. Climb every mountain
  6. Mud, mud, glorious mud
  7. I’ve got a brand new combine harvester
  8. On Ilkley moor b’aht ‘at
  9. My Bonnie lies over the ocean
  10. I’m forever blowing bubbles
  11.  Jerusalem
  12. Show me the way to go home
  13.  I’m singing in the rain
  14. I’m gonna wash that man right out of my hair
  15. Where did you get that hat?
  16. Thank you for the music

N.B – The music on these clips was performed at Singsational Nottingham! on April 20th.

If you would like to watch the whole show, click on the three links below.

Row, row, row your boat

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
“Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee

And there’s lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Feed me till I want no more.

Open thou the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream shall flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer
Be thou still my strength and shield.
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.
I will ever give to thee.

There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.
Then mend it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then mend it, dear Henry, dear Henry, mend it.
—-
With what shall I mend it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I mend it, dear Liza, with what?
With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with a straw.
—-
The straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long,
Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it.
—-
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?
With a knife, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a knife, dear Henry, dear Henry, with an knife.
—-
The knife is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The knife is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.
Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry
Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it.
—-
On what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
On what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, on what?
On a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
On a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.
—-
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.
Well wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.
—-
With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, with what?
Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, water.
—–
In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, in what?
In a bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
In a bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, a bucket.
—-
There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.
Use your head, then! dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Use your head, then! dear Henry, dear Henry, use your head!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsCFf6rBgRg
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