Sunday, May 12, 2019
I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier
Below is a clip of a popular American song before the United States joined the fight in World War I. The song was written by Alfred Bryan in collaboration with composer Al Piantadosi.
In 1915, it was a hit, selling 650,000 copies. The song was on the top 20 charts from January to July 1915 and reached number 1 in March and April.
The song was originally performed by Morton Harvey and was dedicated to mothers everywhere.
Mothers never acted on the suggestion in the song and the U.S. entered World War I in 1917.
The war that the propagandists said would end all war.
Millions of young men since have never been able to wish their mothers "Happy Mothers Day" after going off to war.
Who knows what wars are ahead? Will mothers protest so they can continue to hear "Happy Mothers Day" wishes?
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