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Happy As a Sandbag

Poster for Braeburn Theatre Production

Book: Ken Lee, based on songs from the 1940s.
10 September, 1975 - Ambassadors Theatre, London


Compilation musical (revue) using songs of the war years. The show was subtitled "all the fun of the 1940s" although it is merely a collection of wartime songs strung together with linking dialogue

Musical Numbers:

  1. Let the People Sing (Gay);
  2. There'll Always Be An England (Parker-Charles);
  3. Beer barrel polka (Brown-Vejvoda-Timm);
  4. Adolf (Mills);
  5. Hip-hooray for Neville Chamberlain!; The Lambeth walk (Parody) (Gay);
  6. Hokey Cokey (Kennedy);
  7. Knees Up, Mother Brown (Trad.);
  8. When the Lights Go On Again (Seiler-Marcus-Benjamin);
  9. The White Cliffs of Dover (Burton-Kent);
  10. The Humbug of Hamburg (Western);
  11. Johnny Head-in-Air (Trad.);
  12. You'll Never Know (Warren-Gordon);
  13. Colonel Bogey (Alford);
  14. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (Root);
  15. Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree (Kennedy-Connor);
  16. When the War Is Over; Bless 'em All (Hughes-Lake);
  17. You Stepped Out of a Dream (Kahn-Brown);
  18. Long Ago and Far Away (Kern-Gershwin);
  19. Lili Marlene (Leip-Schultze-Connor);
  20. This Is the Army, Mr Jones (Berlin);
  21. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition (Loesser);
  22. That Lovely Weekend (Heath);
  23. Room 504 (Maschwitz-Posford);
  24. We'll Meet Again (Parker-Charles);
  25. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (Park-Parr-Davies);
  26. Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer (Adamson-McHugh);
  27. Coming home (Reid);
  28. Two Sleepy People (Carmichael-Loesser);
  29. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Maschwitz-Connor-Sherwin);
  30. Shoo-Shoo Baby (Moore);
  31. Three Little Sisters (Mizzy-Taylor);
  32. Back To the Land (Pelissier);
  33. Run, Rabbit, Run (Gay-Butler);
  34. Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie (Lombardo-Loeb);
  35. The Thing-ummy-bob (That's Going to Win the War);
  36. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet (Raye-De Paul);
  37. A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal) (Gilbert-O'Brien);
  38. The Fleet's In; Deep In the Heart of Texas (Hershey-Swander);
  39. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain (Trad.);
  40. I Yi Yi Yi Yi (I Like You Very Much) (Warren-Gordon);
  41. I Came, I Saw, I Conga'd (Cavanaugh-Redmond-Weldon);
  42. Don't Fence Me In (Porter);
  43. I Left My Heart At the Stage Door Canteen (Berlin);
  44. The Writing's On the Wall (Western);
  45. When They Sound the Last All Clear (Charles-Elton);
  46. Cruising Down the River (Beadell-Tollerton);
  47. I've Got Sixpence (Box-Cox-Hall);
  48. Der Führer's Face (Wallace);
  49. You Are My Sunshine (Davis-Mitchell);
  50. Beer Barrel Polka;
  51. Rule, Britannia! (Arne);
  52. I've Got Sixpence;
  53. There'll Always Be an England
  54. Let the people sing

Poster design - Braeburn Players www.braeburn.com/docs/theatre.htm