Jam session

Soldiers quartered at the Luton Union House, Dunstable Road, had a sing-song on Friday evening that might be called a jam session. Jam, which had such a prominent place in military catering, was the subject of a song which the whole company would break in to. Here are the lyrics.Three jam jars


There is a happy land

Far, far away

Where we have bread and jam

Three times a day.

Oh, you should see it spread,

When we put it on the bread,

Some day you'll find us dead,

Far, far away.



Rather a morbid ending, especially as The Luton News said some of them expected to go far away to fight before many weeks have passed.


[From The Luton News, September 24th, 1914]