Song and StorySong and Story
Slim booklet published by Independent Television for Schools (Spring Term 1975), 16 pages. Rectangular booklet - c.22.5cm by 17cm (S8034WSO)
From the introduction: In this pamphlet you will find several songs that were popular in the 1930s. Your parents and grandparents will remember them, and they are still performed today in variety shows and on television and radio. You will come across some of them in old films that are still shown on television and in the cinema.
Out of hundreds of songs that were popular then, a large number still appeal to us, and it is quite easy to buy copies of them in music shops. It would be interesting to know which of our pop songs today will still be enjoyed in forty years' time (the year 2015!). Really good tunes seem to be popular for ages, while songs that 'get by' only because a famous singer or group performs them, often disappear without trace within a year or so. You might try to make a list of pop songs that you thi nk will last for a long ti me. They will probably be the tunes you sing or hum to yourself when you are alone, working or relaxing. We hope that you will enjoy the songs and also come to understand something of what it was like to be alive between the two terrible World Wars.
The songs in the booklet include Underneath the Arches, Im Happy when I'm Hiking, Brother can you spare a dime, Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, The white cliffs of Dover, and Pack up your troubles. Each song includes the words and song sheets.
The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several scuffs and blemishes, and light nibbling and creasing along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact and tightly bound.