Monica Grabin | Over Here & "Over There!" - Songs of the Great War

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Over Here & "Over There!" - Songs of the Great War

by Monica Grabin

Songs from the trenches and the home front in the First World War.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Over There
2:44 $0.99
2. Keep the Home Fires Burning
3:19 $0.99
3. The Hand That Holds The Bread
2:20 $0.99
4. The Farmer Is the Man
3:16 $0.99
5. The Future America
1:55 $0.99
6. Pack Up Your Troubles
2:39 $0.99
7. Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
2:40 $0.99
8. I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier
2:50 $0.99
9. Hangin' On the Old Barbed Wire
2:53 $0.99
10. How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm?
3:06 $0.99
11. We're Here/over There
2:46 $0.99
12. The Bells of Hell
1:20 $0.99
13. There's A Long, Long Trail
4:01 $0.99
14. The Valley of the Shadow
2:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 2008, I met with Tracy Baetz, executive director of The Brick Store Museum in my home town of Kennebunk, Maine. We were trying to come up with a theme for a collaboration when Tracy mentioned the museum had a large collection of original posters from World War I. I was intrigued, since I knew a lot of songs from the era and had always been very moved by the trauma of the conflict. From that meeting came Over Here and “Over There!” Songs and Images of the Great War. Using slides and the actual posters to illustrate my songs, and the historical facts of the war, we created a program that was presented for Veterans Day of 2008 and Memorial Day of 2009. I was very proud of the results. Although the subject is far from pleasant, the songs are wonderful and compelling. I hope you enjoy them.



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