How am I supposed to get my troubles in a kit bag?

Felix Powell, then a British staff sargeant, wrote the music for "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" in 1915 and entered it in a WWI competition for the best morale building song. The song won first prize and has been called "perhaps the most optimistic song ever written."

Powell committed suicide in 1942.

Ironical, isn't it.


  1. That page was interesting... kind of crazy too!

    Although... one might ask the question, how far away from Irony is Karma?