May 30, 2023
The Jenks Center
109 Skillings Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Music of World War II with John Clark
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Join Mr. Clark for a Presentation on The Political and Romantic Songs of World War II. He will highlight some of the most popular music of the war years (1939-1945). You’ll see and hear songs tied to specific events and situations presented by this war, like My Sister and I and The Last Time I Saw Paris and songs of great heroism like Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer and Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunitions. Songs that expressed the feelings of soldiers and their spouses and families whose relationships were disrupted by this global conflict: Lili Marlene, As Time Goes By, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and sentimental love songs like I’ll Be Seeing You and I’ll Be Home for Christmas as well as songs of longing for this war to end: (There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover and When the Lights Go On Again All Over the World. And yes, even humorous songs like G.I. Jive and Der Fuerher’s Face.
Sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Foundation.