Christina Keith in Dieppe - early , month unknown, 1919

from War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front, pages 91-92:

It is odd how these jaunty little airs sang themselves into our hearts and heads over there. I was never musical so I learnt to love them all. Play ‘If You Were The Only Girl in the World’ and I see nothing but a crowded hut and the men all clamouring for tea and Twist. Or ‘Blue Eyes, Blue Eyes, Sweetest I Ever Saw’ bring back rows of khaki at unforgettable concerts. And when the hours are slow, I have only to hear the barrel organ stammer out ‘K-K-K-Katy’ to sweep away the years between and see me back in an old French street with the Army on either side. But there is one song …   more >>
cite as

Christina Keith, and Flora Johnston (ed.), War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front (Stroud, 2014), p. 91-92. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399908027456 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Dieppe

Listeners

Christina Keith
academic, classicist, lecturer
1889-1963

Listening to

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Blue Eyes, Blue Eyes, Sweetest I Ever Saw
K-K-K-Katy
If You Were the Only Girl in the World
Roses of Picardy
Hullo! Hullo! Hullo! It's an English Girl Again

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, 1919
Medium live

Notes

Christina was a lecturer with the British Army education scheme.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 12 May 2014 16:20:27 +0100