National Defense: Songs for Soldiers

Distributed to soldiers last week was a pocket-size, words-without-music version of a new Army Song Book. Copies with music had been issued previously to bandsmen, reserve officers who had experience in group singing, and the soldiers themselves (one copy to groups of 50 men). Of the 67 songs, most were as familiar to civilians as they were to soldiers (The Last Roundup, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, The Star-Spangled Banner, Dixie, Casey Jones, etc.). Newer to rookies were the Army songs:
> The Field Artillery's rollicking The Caissons Go Rolling Along, written for horse artillerymen, now has a modern parody:

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