When we were kids my brother and I had to take turns drying the dishes. Dad would wash up, and John and I took turns a week about to dry. Dad used to make out that we were on duty in a ship - when he was ready for us he would whistle like a bosun does when someone comes on board - only he didn't have a Bosun's Whistle. But the thing I remember most about drying the dishes was that we used to sing all the old war songs - I still love them to this day. Some of the titles I remember well are: Daisy, Daisy Give Me Your Answer Do - as a medley with Two Little Girls In Blue and Bicycle Built For Two; It's a Long Way To Tipperary; You Belong To Me; Goodbye; Show Me The Way To Go Home; Bless Em All; Lili Marlene; We'll Meet Again; and White Cliffs Of Dover among others.
This is a video of a Vera Lynn singing White Cliffs of Dover.