Vintage Audio - Down In The U-17
Recorded in 1916 by popular performer Billy Murray - who also recorded such widespread favourites as K-K-K-Katy, Over There, Yankee Doodle Boy and Don't Bite The Hand That's Feeding You - Down In The U-17 referred to German U-boats of the period.
Use the player above to listen to Murray performing the song in the year preceding America's entry into the war.
Duck-Boards comprised slatted wooden planking used for flooring trenches or muddy ground.
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