Victory Shall Be Mine
DESCRIPTION: "Victory, victory shall be mine (x2); Just hold your peace and the Lord will fight your battles, Victory, victory shall be mine." "Victory, victory shall be mine in the morning..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Warner)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Warner 176, "Wictory Shall Be Mine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner-Eastern, p. 57, "Victory" (1 text)
ST Wa176 (Partial)
NOTES: Yes, the Warners' informant (name uncertain) pronounced it "wictory" -- a peculiar error for an American, as it is considered characteristic of Cockney speech (and even in that dialect, some insist that its frequency is exaggerated).
The tune has another, even more surprising, peculiarity: It uses quarter tones. And not just any quarter tone; it has a quarter tone in place of the fifth (i.e. Ab# instead of G in the key of C). - RBW
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