Music: Recruiting Song

"The song of the white-collar man called from his office to bear the burdens of Democracy" (according to its lyricist) was last week plugged in Los Angeles by Major Alberto E. Merrill, U.S. Army, and four recruiting sergeants. The Army has been plagued by many a song-plugger and press agent, but A Grand Vacation With Pay is the first recruiting song to command official sanction. Its authors are L. Wolfe Gilbert and Jimmy McHugh (Waiting For the Robert E. Lee, I Can't Give You Anything But Love and Ramona).

To a tiddly tune the chorus goes:

I was glad to join when...

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