10 February 2010

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

I remember singing this song in school then. The lyrics were given to us on cyclostyled sheets.

And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.'

An odd song to teach children?

Do you remember this learning this when you were a child?


magdalene bernadette said...

Hey, I so remember this song and its tune. LOL.....we are that young man.

Trebuchet said...

I not only remember that song, I remember 'Land of Hope and Glory', 'I Vow To Thee My Country' and all kinds of other ancient warmongering colonial lyrics... *grin*

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Warmongering! What an apt description!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Magdalene, may I know if you learned it in school like I did?