Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag

DESCRIPTION: "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag And smile, smile, smile! While you've a Lucifer to light your fag, Smile, boys, that's the style; What's the use of worrying, It never was worthwhile; So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag...."
AUTHOR: Words: "George Asaf" (George Henry Powell) / Music: Felix Powell
EARLIEST DATE: 1915
KEYWORDS: nonballad war drugs campsong
FOUND IN: US Canada
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Hopkins-SongsFromTheFrontAndRear, p, 21, "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-TheBalladOfAmerica, p. 334, "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs, p. 160, "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" (1 text)
Fuld-BookOfWorldFamousMusic, p. 419, "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag"
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 168, "Pack Up Your Troubles" (notes only)

Roud #24977
SAME TUNE:
Pack Up Your Dishes ("Pack up your dishes on your pantry shelves") (Harbin-Parodology, #263, p. 65; Rodeheaver-SociabilitySongs, p. 124)
Pack Up Your Wieners ("Pack up your wieners in your old knapsack and hike, hike, hike") (Harbin-Parodology, #246, p. 61; Rodeheaver-SociabilitySongs, p. 124; cf. Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 168)
Pack Up Your Duffle (Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 168)
Pack Up Your Trouble in Your Little Compact (Harbin-Parodology, #4, p. 9)
Dump All Your Troubles ("Dump all your troubles in your own back yard And boost, boost, boost") (Harbin-Parodology, #143, p. 43)
Pack Up Your Troubles (Scouting Version) ("Pack p your troubles in your old kit-bag And smile, smile, smile. Now we're a-hiking on the old Scout trail") (BoyScoutSongbook1997, p. 59)
NOTES [81 words]: According to Thomas S. Hischak, The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia (with a Foreword by Gerald Bordman), Greenwood Press, 1995, p. 271, this "is the British hit song that was equally popular with American troops during World War One. Adele Rowland sang the Felix Powell (music) and George Asaf (lyric) marching song in Her Soldier Boy (1916), and the next year there were popular recordings by James F. Harrison and the Knickerbocker Quartet and by Reginald Werrenrath. - RBW
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