St George’s Day

Last Updated on 24 November 2020

St Georges Flag
St Georges Flag

England’s national day remembers St George as our patron saint and is celebrated on 23rd April. He was a Christian martyr who famously slayed a dragon to save a princess while he was in the Roman army. He wasn’t English, but for some reason he still represents traditional English chivalry and bravery. His emblem is a red cross on a white background and this is England’s national flag.

St George’s day has grown in popularity and seems to be a good excuse to have a party. I am often booked a year in advance for this special day and I am also booked to celebrate St George on other dates around this time. These celebrations ususlly consist of singing a mixture of Cockney, wartime, patriotic and songs from English musicals. Below is a list of popular favourites that are often sung on any St George’s celebration:

Cockney Songs

The Lambeth Walk
Down at the Old Bull and Bush
Daisy
Let’s All Go Down the Strand
Maybe it’s Because I’m a Londoner
On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
Underneath the Arches
Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way
Roll Out the Barrel
Any Old Iron
Knees Up Mother Brown
I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
My Old Man’s a Dustman
Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
Tulips from Amsterdam
How Much is that Doggie in the Window
Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow-Wow
Heart of My Heart
For Me and My Gal
Side by Side
Show Me the Way to go Home

Songs From English Musicals

I Could Have Danced All Night
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
Get Me to the Church on Time
Consider Yourself
Super-cali-fragilistic-expiali-docious
I’d Do Anything
Oom Pah Pah

Patriotic Songs

I Vow To Thee My Country
Rule Britannia
Jerusalem
There’ll Always Be an England
Land Of Hope and Glory

Wartime Songs

Run Rabbit Run
Goodby-ee
Now is the hour
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
Sally
Lili Marlene
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
The White Cliffs of Dover
We’ll Meet Again

I have all the above songs organised and printed on song sheets – so that all you have to do is provide some confident singers.