Sunday, 8 June 2008
The More We Are Together
A while back - see Nostalgia - I mentioned reading about the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers, a 1920s charitable drinking fraternity, in ES Turner's An ABC of Nostalgia.
I was tickled to see its anthem, The More We Are Together (an Irving King adaptation of Ach du Lieber Augustin) is still around - ironically for a drinking song - on the nursery circuit (minus all all but the original chorus, and with the title morphed into The More We Get Together). From the nursery it has broken back into popular music with examples such as this Trish Thuy Trang song and, just this week, a Wrigleys Extra advert.
Here, at the Friends of the Froth Blowers site, is the original performed by Clarkson Rose; and there's an intensely catchy contemporary foxtrot version on YouTube, The More We Are Together by Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra.