Just as songs ushered in the Second World War, so songs ushered it out, with much celebration for a long struggle that was finally over. Two songs I think are perfect to end this week's reminiscence of World War II: "Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer" and "Long Ago (And Far Away)."
Memorable World War II Songs, part 7
1. "Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer" - The Song Spinners, Songs That Got Us Through WWII
This triumphant song is a good reflection of general Allied sentiment at the end of the war. Personally, I like the version by Anne Shelton better, but the Song Spinners suggest more of a communal spirit of celebration.
2. "Long Ago (And Far Away)" - Jo Stafford, Songs That Got Us Through WWII
A nice tune for those soldiers finally come home - and for their overjoyed women welcoming them back.
I hope you enjoyed listening to these songs! Now that WWII Week is over, it will be a puzzle deciding what to talk about next. But don't worry - I'll try to make my next post just as interesting. Wait and see!
'Till next time,