Dubya-pee-ay . . . Dubya-pee-ay . . .
Sleep while you work, while you rest, while you play,
Lean on your shovel to pass time away. . . .
Don't mind the boss if he's cross when you're gay.
He'll get a pink slip next month anyway.
Three little letters that make life okay,
Dubya-pee-ay . . .Dubya-pee-ay . . .
These sad-eyed lyrics, set to a mournful, slew-footed tune, were written by Negro Jesse Stone, onetime Chicago band leader, now an arranger in a theatre in New York's Harlem. Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. published WPA in sheet music. Last spring Decca made a record of...