We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line

We're Going To Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line

We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line

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"We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line" is a popular song written by Ulster songwriter Jimmy Kennedy, whilst he was a Captain in the British Expeditionary Force during the early stages of the Second World War. The Siegfried Line was a chain of fortifications along Germany's Western border, analogous to the Maginot Line in France. The song was used as a morale-booster during the war, particularly up to and during the Battle of France. It would not be until 1944 when any Allied soldiers were actually able to do it.

It begins<poem>We're going to hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line.Have you any dirty washing, mother dear?We're gonna hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line.'Cause the washing day is here.</poem>

Unofficial? addition

Leslie Sarony 1897 - 1985 and Leslie Holmes added some possibly unofficial lines. The Sarony and Holmes version puts "Mother dear, I'm writing you from somewhere in France" etc at the start and then, after the main section, add four lines starting "Everyone is mucking in and doing their job".





Parody

A mocking parody was written shortly after:

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External links

  • German mocking parody on British Siegfried Line song
  • This website has the German words, a slightly different version of the English words and an adapted tune that might to the German......
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