I Don't Want to Get Well (1917)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: H. Jentes Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1018
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Length: approx. 2 ¼ mins. Optional vocals (tenor). Words by Howard E. Johnson and Harry Pease
I Don't Want To Get Well was a popular war-song, widely distributed and much recorded in it's day. It tells the story of a wounded soldier who a falls so deeply in love with his nurse that he has no ambition to recover and wants to continue to be treated by her. He writes about this when answering an enquiry into his health from a troubled friend. His friend shows the letter to a neighbour who is inspired to such an extent that he announces his immediate departure to the wars in the hope that he too would be shot and wounded straightaway in order to receive the same treatment.
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A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
I Don't Want To Get Well was published by Leo Feist, New York, USA.