Vintage Audio - 1919

Sheet music to "Roses of Picardy" This page of the Vintage Audio section of the website contains archive recordings of songs, skits and speeches from the year following the end of the war, 1919.

1919 was a year of continuing turmoil in the capitals of Europe; of growing demobilisation - and of resultant high unemployment.

Each recording is titled along with its performer.

All files are in MP3 and Adobe Flash format.

Sound quality is, alas, sometimes poor, indicative of the state of the then art of sound recording.  Lyrics and the text of speeches accompany many files listed.

Song and Artist Listen and Download
Roses of Picardy
John McCormack
Click to download as MP3
Goodbye Broadway, Hello France
American Quartet
Click to download as MP3
Sidney's in Civvies Again
Vesta Tilley
Click to download as MP3
On the League of Nations
Newton Baker
Click to download as MP3
Warren G. Harding's Acceptance Speech
Warren G Harding
Click to download as MP3
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
Tom Clare
Click to download as MP3

A "gutzer" was slang for a stroke of bad luck.

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