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THE SONGS


HERE are some of the songs and carols sung by troops taking part in the Christmas Truce of 1914, either prior to the actual truce itself or during the event. The first six are those sung by Major Buchanan-Dunlop and his men at the start of the Truce:

  • Come Let Us All Sweet Carols Sing (Champneys)
  • Good Christian Men Rejoice (traditional)
  • The Manger Throne (Steggell)
  • Sleep Holy Babe (Dykes)
  • See Amid The Winter Snow (Goss)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Helmore's Collection)
  • Minuit, Chretiens, c'est l'heure solenelle
  • Stille Nacht/Silent Night
  • Adeste fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Les anges dans nos campagnes
  • Schumann's The Two Grenadiers
  • Die Wacht am Rhein
  • Christians Awake
  • My Little Grey Home in the West
  • God Save The King
  • O Tannenbaum
  • We are Fred Karno's Army sung to tune of The Church's One Foundation
  • It's a Long Way To Tipperary
  • Home Sweet Home
  • The First Nowell
  • O du Frohliche
  • The Austrian anthem
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Deutschland Uber Alles
  • Rule Britannia
  • Get Out And Get Under
  • Let's All Go Down The Strand
  • Old Folks at Home
  • Onward Christian Soldiers
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
  • Who Were You With Last night
  • The Boys of Bonnie Scotland, where the heather and the bluebells grow (My bonnie, bonnie Jean?)
  • Handel's Largo
  • Heil dir im Siegerkranz
  • Dies ist der Tag, den Gott germach
  • Thora
  • Asleep in the Deep (although the writer actually calls in Sailor Beware - a line in the chorus).
 
 

 

THE ENTHUSIASTS
Details of who is taking part in the project and which papers they have researched. .

OTHER WORKS
Details of books, articles, films and websites about the Christmas Truce and its impact...