And When They Ask Us

‘They Didn’t Believe Me’  was written in 1914 with words by Herbert Reynolds and music by Jerome Kern. It was a love song in the musical ‘Girl from Utah’ but the soldiers in the trenches soon put their own words to it. This version (ie the solders’) is used to end the 1969 film ‘O What A Lovely War,’ directed by Richard Attenborough where they replace the song title words with ‘O We’ll Never Tell Them.’ (Click here to see the video clip.)