In honor of Valentine’s Day, I would like to write about historical love songs. One of the greatest ways that couples tell each other “I Love You” is through music. Many times, the most popular love songs have been written during times of war because they were reminders. Reminders of what? Reminders to soldiers and their sweethearts at home that their love, though tested, could and would endure. We, the generation of today, are here because their love stood the test of time. Not just their love for each other, but their love of freedom, and their country prevailed, giving us what we here in America enjoy today.
So, here are a few random love songs from three periods-World War 1, World War 2, and Korea. Enjoy!
If You were the Only Girl in the World was written by Nat D. Ayer and Clifford Grey. It was first sung at the Alhambra Theater, London, England in 1916 by Sir George Edward Wade or more commonly-George Robey. This song became a popular tune among soldiers in the trenches of France.
If you were the only girl in the world
And I were the only boy