Music

 
A get together after a day’s training. Versatile Iris Joyce types, farms and also plays. Source: D8333, Northamptonshire Record Office. Courtesy of Dr David Wilson.

A get together after a day’s training. Versatile Iris Joyce types, farms and also plays.
Source: D8333, Northamptonshire Record Office. Courtesy of Dr David Wilson.

Music played an important part in the life of women on the land. This page shares links to different songs on the Women’s Land Army. Mostly Land Girls sang songs of the day, sometimes giving them new lyrics and parodies.

Typical songs of the time were the likes of Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘There’ll Always Be An England’ and Gracie Fields’ ‘Wish Me Luck As You Wave Goodbye’.

Take a listen to The Land Working Volunteers Song by ‘The Woodcut Press’ (2013), a twenty-first century reflection of life for women on the land.