Sing-along-Song Challenge

Our political leaders refer to our fight against this pandemic as a WAR… which sends my thoughts to other times and other wars – particularly to World War I, apt since the Great Flu Pandemic followed.

How did our folks keep their spirits up, knowing what an impossible fight they had on their hands? Might we, in remembering them, learn how we might do the same? Thus I give you two popular songs of that time and challenge you to find us a suitable sing-along-song to raise our spirits now

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68 Responses to Sing-along-Song Challenge

  1. I hope this post generates some good ideas for a singalong. And if the virus is the enemy maybe the world’s people could come together as allies to fight against it. Soldier on, Crispina.

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    • United against a common enemy. Unfortunately at the moment it isn’t looking like that, with the European countries closing their borders to each other and EU refusing aid to the worst hit EU countries. Indeed, France blocked the export of medical masks destined for UK, despite they’d been paid for.
      However, I believe intel is passing between the medical heads and that’s what counts.


    • Lynn Love says:

      I always find Pack up your troubles very moving. I know it’s supposed to be jaunty and positive, but just the fact that those boys facing danger and the horrors of the front sang it to keep their spirits up. And that line about having ‘a Lucifer to light your fag’, focusing on the smallest of home comforts to sustain themselves through their hardships. It’s very moving. Good choice, Crispina

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  2. Sadje says:

    I think it’s a good idea. To remind people of the adversity we have overcame in the past.

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  3. Love your sing-along song challenge! Great idea!

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  4. I know which war time president you’re thinking of… lol.

    As a good American Protestant, I *must* talk about some of the hymns written about the time of WWI. Like “I see a Crimson Stream”, “There’s Power in the Blood”, or “The Old Rugged Cross”. Some of the bloodiest, most horrifying hymns were written in this time frame, and I love it.

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  5. Dale says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how song is used to unite people?
    Fun stuff.

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  8. Jen Goldie says:

    Good night. I’m glad you liked my choices. Have a good afternoon. 🙂

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  9. Yes, they don’t make songs like that anymore. When I was on my walk last week and someone was playing ‘We’ll Meet Again’, it was very poignant.

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