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Here's the current list of our songs.

 

http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/songlist.html

 

244 songs and going strong.

 

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Received a wonderful letter from a WWII vet this week. It tickled my heart! This is his second letter to me:

 

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Hi:

I have been listening to your web site for a long time now. I am a veteran of WWII who was part of the invasion at Omaha Beach and the battles at St. LO and the battle of the Bulge. I have been playing this music on the piano for a very long time especially for the GI's during the war and I really love your web sight. I call it my kind of music. The music of today does not compare. I have passed your web sight on to many people of my era and they all love it. I'm Beginning to see the light is one of my favorites also. I have a neighbor who I gave this web sight to and he plays the clarinet. We have a great time listening to the music you have on the web sight and we try to play a duet with this music. We have a good time. Is there a way to have other songs that I like added to your web sight? I found your web sight by accident looking for the music of my era. I got lucky. Hoping to hear from you again soon.

 

Your Happy Listener,

 

George Goldstein

 

I can just picture them "jamming" to the music. :drinkin:

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Received yet another letter from a high school teacher. Truly made my day. So happy to be part of the curriculum.

 

Hello,

 

I just want to thank you for your awesome WW2 music webpage. I am a high school American History teacher and every time I teach the WW2 unit I have an activity the students do to capture the essence of life on the homefront during the war. While they are working on the activity, I play your music through my ceiling speakers to set the mood. I see the kids tapping their toes and tapping the desks as they work. Thank you so much for this valuable resource!

 

Sincerely,

 

Stacey Olsen

Birmingham, MI

 

Wrote back to her right away...

 

Dear Stacey:

 

How wonderful to make your acquaintance. I was delighted to get your email this afternoon for it truly made my great day even brighter.

 

Your email is the second letter from a high school teacher this spring; the other being from California. I am so honored to be able to contribute to the education of the younger generation, and as a connoisseur of an eclectic blend of music, I am excited to to be able expand the tastes of high school students.

 

Music has always been a wonderful venue and a great way to teach history. What better way to put the kids into the "moment". History comes alive and is no longer mere words, figures and cumbersome dates to remember. I applaud your efforts and I can't tell you how pleased I am to see how you are taking that extra step.

 

I would love to be able to meet you in person some day, for we too live in Michigan. We moved to Alger ('tween West Branch & Standish), six years ago this month, and originally hail from Detroit. We married and lived in the city and also had our own machine shop. Lee graduated from Farmington High, and I, from Plymouth-Salem. We are now running a small convenience store built in 1889, with attached house built in 1900. Talk about living history!

 

I graduated from Eastern MI with a minor in history, so my love of history stems from long ago...

 

If you get a chance, take a sneak look at my documentary in progress. It is a real work of love. It is such an honor to work with the WWII veterans. My only regret is not being able to meet them decades ago, for their numbers are dwindling all too quickly.

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/NoBridgeTooFar

 

Thanks again for writing, and for giving me the chance to enter your classroom via the world-wide-web.

 

Warmly,

 

Marion

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Received this week:

 

Dear Marion,

 

I have to say I just love your site. I teach American History to middle school kids. When you can infuse music into your lessons, it makes it so much more interesting. I just happend to come across your site and I love it. We are celebrating D-day in school and I am using your music in my PowerPoint slide show. Bravo

 

Yvonne

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Just received this from Italy. Wow, talk about making my day. So sweet and inspiring!

 

 

Why, isn't it wonderful!!!!! I just discovered your 6thcorps,music site...

Tears came to my eyes. I am not american, but the USA of those years

represented for all of us, the hope for liberty and democracy..What a

change...!!!Well, let's not get in arguments.

Just wanted to thank you for the beatiful music you offer us...How do you

say ..??? Thanks for the memory!!!

The soundtrack of my very early youth, my first of everything....

Keep on the good work...I have downloaded some pieces that are warming my

heart....

Please, don't stop adding...

Enrico Bergier

Rome

Italy

(Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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JUST LISTENED TO, ''I'LL WALK ALONE'', CRIED LIKE A BABY. rjr

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Yes, it is amazing what kind of deep emotions a certain song can conjure up. :unsure:

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Been listening to "St Louis Blues March" today and the music is on constantly here as well. :armata_PDT_01:

Great job. :clappin2:

 

"All I do is dream of you" ......... wow, got me misty eyed here (thinking of my Fiancée so far away).

 

Thanks so much.

 

Erwin

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Hey boys: There are times when I proud to say, "I can make a grown man cry"! :pdt12:

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In fact, I made a CD for my Fiancée as a little present.

I'm sure she'll appreciate the music.

I put some nice romantic songs on it and also the song "What do you do in the Infantry?" which I found rather funny. :armata_PDT_01:

 

Erwin

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Found the lyrics of one of the songs on there.

I hope it is allowed to post them here.

If not, please delete or move it to the appropriate place.

Thanks.

 

“What Do You Do in the Infantry?â€

What do you do in the infantry? You march; you march; you march.

What do you do when your pack has got your back as stiff as starch.

This is a mechanized war they say. That saying is sure a bust

Cause all that you see in the infantry is one another’s dust.

 

What do you do in the infantry? You hike; you hike; you hike.

What do you do in the infantry? You left and right all night.

Everyone else can ride a jeep or fly up in the sky.

But there’s nothing to ride in the infantry; you’re just a tired guy.

 

The hard way, hard way, sweat till you get there the hard way.

 

What do they say in the infantry? They squawk and squawk and squawk.

All about miles and miles and miles that they have had to walk.

They march across the ocean and that’s quite a trick to do.

But don’t forget the Air Core has done some marching to.

 

What do you do in the ground crew? You’re always fixin’ planes.

Never a chance to sleep and dream of beautiful GI Jane’s.

You’re packing a hole in the fuselage and loading the bomber sticks.

What do you do in the ground crew? You fix and fix and fix.

 

What do you do in the air core when the flak begins to scream?

How can you duck when the bombardiers say steady on the beat?

How can you dig a foxhole or jump behind a tree?

Wouldn’t you love to march away just like the infantry?

 

The soft way, the soft way; try to crash land, brother, the soft way.

 

What do you do when your gas is gone, and you’re flying a Thunderbolt?

You with the silk can say a prayer and land with an awful jolt.

You drop in a jungle and wrench your back; you’re thinking of giving up.

And what do you mumble crawlin’ back?

 

Hup two three four; Hup two three four!

 

Erwin

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Erwin:

 

I'm sure she will enjoy your gift, even "What do you do in the Infantry?" Good for a few laughs. :pdt12:

 

(Posted a few minutes later...)

 

Just after I replied above, I saw you had posted the words to the song. I NEVER knew all the words. Thanks for doing that. It makes the song even better, now that I know ALL the words.

 

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Always happy to have helped (even if only a little bit) the lady.

 

Yes, I think Bianca will have a good laugh with that one too.

I put it last. :armata_PDT_01:

 

Erwin

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''I'LL WALK ALONE'' LISTENED AT 7;15AM 8/6 looked out the window, partly

cloudy and I think I saw her up in a cloud smiling. Rocky

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I should've known that hearing these songs was gonna bring some tears.

My Dad would've been 96 on Aug 2nd, so I've been thinking especially of him these past few weeks.

Whenever he had any free time (which wasn't often), his great hobby was listening to music (I have his entire record collection).

 

Music is so evocative, isn't it? There are a few songs on your music page that I haven't heard since my Dad's been gone. The moment I heard them again, it brought him back to me in a way that nothing else could -songs like: "I Don't Want To Walk Without You", "You'll Never Know", and especially "Three Little Words". I remember the Bing Crosby recording and my Dad would sometimes sing it to me:

 

"Three little words, oh what

I'd give for that wonderful phrase.

 

To hear those three little words, that's all I'd

give for the rest of my days.

 

And what I feel in my heart, they tell sincerely

No other words could tell half so clearly.

 

Three little words, eight little letters

which simply mean I love you."

 

OH jeez! I'll have to get the kleenex out!

 

Anyway, I found this site called "Solid" that has lots of big band era info. It's pretty

cool:

 

http://www.parabrisas.com/index.php

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So how much Puff's Plus did you go through this morning? :blush: Yup, that happens when a song hits your heart.

 

I was just glancing through the link you posted, and I like their database listing with singers/songwriters and band leaders. Thanks!

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Yep: The piano was Elizabeths' Forte, EVERY MORNING SHE WOULD PLAY WHILE

I READ THE PAPER AND WE BOTH WOULD DRINK COFFEE. THEN I WOULD TURN

TO HER AND ASK, PLAY SOME BOOGIE WOOGIE, SHEWOULD FROWN AT ME AND

CUT LOOSE, I WONDER IF THERE IS A PIANO IN HEAVEN. ROQUE

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Rocky - You surely hit the jackpot when you made Elizabeth your bride! Imagine, having your own piano concert every morning and special requests too!

 

I'm sure there's music in Heaven. It just couldn't be Heaven without it -especially for Frank Howard! The Mills Brothers, the Dorseys, Helen O'Connell, the GREAT Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, the beautiful Alice Faye... I can still see the expression on my Dad's face while he was listening to all those wonderful recordings.

 

He always used to say things to my mother like: "Helen! Listen to THIS great number by Paul Whiteman's orchestra!"

 

I always wondered why he referred to the songs as "numbers". Was it from the numbers on the hit parade I wonder?

 

So much great music! To me, Glenn Miller has to the best of all. That sound can never be duplicated & that music just lifts you up - String Of Pearls, American Patrol, Pennsylvania 6-5000 etc. There will never be music like that again.

 

Bing Crosby's White Christmas makes me use a whole wad of kleenex every time I hear it. It always makes me think of my father. Other songs like Harry James' "Sleepy Lagoon" make me laugh because he'd play it a million times

and I'd say: "Oh Daddy! PULEEZE! NOT 'Sleepy Lagoon" again!!"

 

Yup! Got to be pianos and whole orchestras in Heaven! My Dad is surely begging Alice Faye for an encore of "You'll Never Know" and my mother is rolling her eyes at him! :rolleyes::D

 

If I'm fortunate enough to get there - I fully expect my Dad to greet me with a rendition of Amapola or "You Are My Sunshine".

 

mary ann

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Rocky - You surely hit the jackpot when you made Elizabeth your bride! Imagine, having your own piano concert every morning and special requests too!

 

I'm sure there's music in Heaven. It just couldn't be Heaven without it -especially for Frank Howard! The Mills Brothers, the Dorseys, Helen O'Connell, the GREAT Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, the beautiful Alice Faye... I can still see the expression on my Dad's face while he was listening to all those wonderful recordings.

 

He always used to say things to my mother like: "Helen! Listen to THIS great number by Paul Whiteman's orchestra!"

 

I always wondered why he referred to the songs as "numbers". Was it from the numbers on the hit parade I wonder?

 

So much great music! To me, Glenn Miller has to the best of all. That sound can never be duplicated & that music just lifts you up - String Of Pearls, American Patrol, Pennsylvania 6-5000 etc. There will never be music like that again.

 

Bing Crosby's White Christmas makes me use a whole wad of kleenex every time I hear it. It always makes me think of my father. Other songs like Harry James' "Sleepy Lagoon" make me laugh because he'd play it a million times

and I'd say: "Oh Daddy! PULEEZE! NOT 'Sleepy Lagoon" again!!"

 

Yup! Got to be pianos and whole orchestras in Heaven! My Dad is surely begging Alice Faye for an encore of "You'll Never Know" and my mother is rolling her eyes at him! :rolleyes::D

 

If I'm fortunate enough to get there - I fully expect my Dad to greet me with a rendition of Amapola or "You Are My Sunshine".

 

mary ann

 

 

 

Elizabeths' favorite was "GREEN EYES", on account of mine. are that. What can I say. Rocky

 

"THOSE COOL AND LYMPID GREEN EYES" M-1 THAT SONG ON THELIST??

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We GOTTA have "Green Eyes".

 

In honor of Elizabeth - here it is Rocky - Bob Eberly & the great Helen O'Connell!

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2n2aaghnM0...feature=related

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I'm sure there's music in Heaven. It just couldn't be Heaven without it -especially for Frank Howard! The Mills Brothers, the Dorseys, Helen O'Connell, the GREAT Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, the beautiful Alice Faye...

 

There just has to be! I was a music major for about three years (I played ttrombone from the time I was 10) so it's always been special to me. That line up would be one great concert!

 

So much great music! To me, Glenn Miller has to the best of all.

 

As I mentioned before, I played trombone so I am required to love Glen Miller. Sad end though! At least he wasn't to good for military; he took his chances like everyone else in a B-17. Can you imagine Paris Hilton signing up for a hitch in military for duty in Iraq? Not that we would want her! Another favorite: Artie Shaw.

 

Bing Crosby's White Christmas makes me use a whole wad of kleenex every time I hear it.

 

Once again, right on! Bing has become sort of a tradition at our house. Of all holidays, this is one we love to spend as a family (me, my wife, and the two boys.) I can go visit my extended familiy for the Fourth of July or something.

This Christmas it will be especially bitter/sweet because I will be leaving for Iraq in January and it looks unlikely that I will be back before the next Christmas. But I will be like millions of other service men and women who have missed Christmas over the years so I don't feel too bad for myself. My grandfather (and most of you guys what hung out in the Med.) was gone for almost three years. I just feel bad about the kids because they didn't ask for this. I will be in excellent company, at least!

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We GOTTA have "Green Eyes".

 

In honor of Elizabeth - here it is Rocky - Bob Eberly & the great Helen O'Connell!

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2n2aaghnM0...feature=related

 

THANK YOU,,THANK YOU,,THANK YOU-- JUST LOOKED OUT THE WINDER

BIG PUFFY WHITE CLOUD--SHE'S STANDING ON IT, JUST A CLAPPING. ROCKY.

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Rocky - here's the flip side of "Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)" and another of my Dad's favorites :"Maria Elena". Written by Lorenzo Barceleta for Mexico's First Lady, it was recorded in 1941 by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra.

 

This is one of my favorite instrumental versions by Ry Cooder.

 

Thought you might enjoy it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76XiebFg1vA

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Rocky - here's the flip side of "Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)" and another of my Dad's favorites :"Maria Elena". Written by Lorenzo Barceleta for Mexico's First Lady, it was recorded in 1941 by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra.

 

This is one of my favorite instrumental versions by Ry Cooder.

 

Thought you might enjoy it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76XiebFg1vA

 

IT'S 3PM CENTRAL TIME, JUST GOT THRU LISTENING TO BOTH RENDITIONS. I WAS IN

HEAVEN FOR ABOUT CLOSE TO 10 mins. AND ELIZABETH WAS THERE DANCING

CHEEK TO CHEEK AND I WHISPERED IN HER EAR,----YO TE AMO MUCHO-- AND

I THINK I FELT A SQUEEZE. THANK YOU ROQUE, (Rocky)

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Hey folks:

 

Had a bit of spare time tonight (what???), and am uploaded (as I type), 22 songs by Vera Lynn. I completely forgot about them, so here ya go. They should be completely uploaded by 10:30 PM this evening (EST).

 

Enjoy!!!

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