Music of World War II

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Music Of WWII

Music Ted and the guys listened too when serving our country...

1942 Month By Month...

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Moonlight Cocktail (.flv)

Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller (Alton) (March 1, 1904 — missing December 15, 1944),was an American jazz musician, arranger, composer, and band leader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists From 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's signature recordings include In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight  Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

Couple of jiggers of moonlight and add a star,
Pour in the blue of a June night and one guitar,
Mix in a couple of dreamers and there you are:
Lovers hail the Moonlight Cocktail.

Now add a couple of flowers, a drop of dew,
Stir for a couple of hours 'til dreams come true.
Add to the number of kisses, it's up to you.
Moonlight Cocktail - need a few.

Cool it in the summer breeze
Serve it in the starlight underneath the trees.
You'll discover tricks like these
Are sure to make your Moonlight Cocktail please.

Follow the simple directions and they will bring
Life of another complexion where you'll be king.
You will awake in the morning and start to sing
Moonlight Cocktails are the thing.

(Instrumental interlude)

Follow the simple directions and they will bring
Life of another complexion where you'll be king.
You will awake in the morning and start to sing
Moonlight Cocktails are the thing.

1943 Month By Month

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I've Heard That Song Before (.flv)

"I've Heard That Song Before" is a 1942 popular song with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced by Martha O'Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting) in the 1942 film Youth on Parade. It was recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal on July 31, 1942.

It seems to me I've heard that song before
It's from an old familiar score
I know it well, that melody
It's funny how a theme recalls a favorite dream
A dream that brought you so close to me

I know each word because I've heard that song before
The lyrics said "Forever more"
Forever more's a memory
Please have them play it again
And I'll remember just when
I heard that lovely song before

"I've Heard That Song Before" is a 1942 popular song with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced by Martha O'Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting) in the 1942 film Youth on Parade. It was recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal on July 31, 1942.

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I'll Be Seeing You (.flv)

I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small caf, the park across the way
The children's carousel, the chestnut trees, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way
I'll find you in the mornin' sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you
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I'll find you in the mornin' sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

"I'll Be Seeing You" is a popular song from the Broadway musical Right This Way, which closed after fifteen performances. Its music was written by Sammy Fain, the lyrics by Irving Kahal. The song was published in 1938. Featured throughout the 1944 movie also titled I'll be Seeing You, starring Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten, the recording by Bing Crosby became a hit that year, being number one for the week of July 8.