The songs listed below give the listener a glimpse of the mood of wartime
that books and images cannot convey. Some of the songs included were not
war songs at all, but songs which happened to become popular during the
Great War and have since become inseparably identified with it. These
would be It's a Long Way to Tipperary, There's a Long,Long Trail and Roses of Picardy. Keep the Home-Fires Burning,and My Sweetheart is Somewhere in France were the most popular, sentimental home-front songs during the war - and are an interesting contrast to the bright spirited number Pack up Yours Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag.