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Title Songbook, WWI: Ye A.E.F. Hymnal: A Collection of the doughboy lyrics that smoothed the road from Hoboken to the Rhine.
Object Name Songbook
Catalog Number 2014.013.0016
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Collection World War I Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Ye A.E.F. Hymnal: A Collection of the doughboy lyrics that smoothed the road from Hoboken to the Rhine.

Published in France by Berger-Levraut, 18, rue des Glacis, Nancy. Third edition (1918). Price 3 francs.

Booklet, 7-1/2" wide x 10-7/8" high, [15] pages plus covers; illustrated (by Henry Meyers). Front cover has inkstamped name (twice) of William C. Beck. PDF on file.

Eighteen (seventeen is the usual number stated, but song number 8 has two versions) war songs for soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Forces of World War I in Europe. The publication would have been typical of an item that was carried on their return to America (Hoboken was the Port of Embarkation and one of the major Ports of Debarkation, thus the Hoboken name in the title). Some music or directions for the tune for the words to be sung to accompanied by humorous back-and-white illustrations.

Contents:
1. Darling I am coming back
2. I wanna go home
3. N'ev'rything -
4. Those ancient knights in days of yore
5. The Battle of Paris
6. Beside a Belgian water tank
7. Battle hymn of the S.O.S.
8. Mother take down your service flag
Mother put out your golden star
9. Bon Soir Ma'mselle
10. Song of the Kiwi
11. Kaiser Bill Aint Wot He Uster Be (Kaiser Bill)
12. We Were Bombed Last Night (Bombed)
13. Just behind the battle, Mother
14. Hinky-dinkey parlez-voo
15. A.E.F. Misere -
16. Scratch scratch scratch
17. For her lover far away.

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Port of Debarkation / Embarkation/ war-songs / humor / morale / Army / World War One


Notes
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918.0
Year Range to 1918.0
Search Terms World War I
U.S. Army
Caption front cover
Imagefile 272\20140130016.TIF
Classification War
Music
U.S. Army
Military
Social & Personal Activity
Publishing
Art