Sunday, 30 August 2009



Blimey, is that the time? Yes, the 70th anniversary of the Second World War is looming like a big barrage balloon - so I'm going to get all my war-related produce up here.

By way of a little prelude (much as the Great War itself turned out to be), here's a re-up of Warren Mitchell acting the goat and skylarking (dry up!), singing the sort of songs our brave chaps would have sung before they were ordered to march towards machine guns..

A note to any German readers - this is certainly not intended as schadenfreude, we were all made fools of!

My original blurb-

I bought this record for the cover alone, and I expected the contents to be truly awful. Although I wouldn't necessarily want my neighbours to hear me playing it too much, it's actually enjoyable!

All done in a music hall vaudeville style, it's bound to entertain - from the jaunty, plinky plonky sound of 'Take me back to dear old Blighty' to the unmistakable tune of 'For me and my gal' which is bound to set you pacing the room like Grandpa Potts from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' after too many pink gins..

Brace yourselves for some 'Greek urn' style gags here too.

edit - I'd be very interested in hearing the songs/music the Germans had, the sort of period music Das Boot had was very good.. can anyone recommend any good compilations?

Alf Garnett Sings Songs of World War I 35Mb

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this - there's a great clip of Alf duetting with Dusty Springfield here.

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  2. Thanks, he's ace on that (I've not seen him away from the sit-com)!

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