Oh! What a Lovely War


Writers: Joan Littlewood Gerry Raffles Charles Chilton


Act One

Row, Row, Row - Ensemble

Your King and Country - Girls

Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser - A Girl

Are We Downhearted? - A Girl

Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy - A Girl

I’ll Make a Man of You - A Girl

*Hitchy-Koo - A Girl

Heilige Nacht - German Soldier

Christmas Day in the Cookhouse - English Soldiers

Goodbye-ee - M.C. & Girls

Act Two

*Oh It’s a Lovely War - Ensemble

Gassed Last Night - Company (offstage)

Roses of Picardy - A Lady & Gentleman

Hush, Here Comes a Whizzbang - The Men (offstage)

There’s a Long, Long Trail - A Man (offstage)

I Don’t Want To Be a Soldier (to the tune of I’ll Make a Man of You) - Two Soldiers

They Were Only Playing Leapfrog - The Men

If You Want the Old Battalion - The Soldiers

Far Far From the Wipers (to the tune of Sing Me to Sleep) - General Haig

If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum - A Soldier

*I Wore a Tunic (to the tune of I Wore a Tulip) - A Soldier

Forward Joe Soap’s Army (to the tune of Onward Christian Soldiers) - The Soldiers

Fred Karno’s Army (to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation) - The Soldiers

When This Lousy War is Over (to the tune of What a Friend We Have In Jesus) - The Chaplain

Wash Me in the Water - The Soldiers

I Want to Go Home - The Soldiers (offstage)

*The Bells of Hell - The Soldiers

Keep The Home Fires Burning - The Nurse

Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts - A Girl

Chanson De Craonne - French Soldiers

I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier - The Soldiers

And When They Ask Us (to the tune of They Wouldn’t Believe Me) - The Men

Oh It’s A Lovely War - The Ensemble

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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