Foreign News: Less Smoke, More Song

George VI last week put himself on short rations of cigarets—cutting down from 20-25 a day to 15—in order to share the hardships of his people, who now can get only a limited amount.* Last spring one of the country's most popular songs was The King is Still in London. A new number, The Day I Met His Majesty The King has been added to the regal canon.


He just smiled at me as if he'd known me all his life,

The day I met His Majesty the King.

He talked and we spoke

Just like two ordinary folk

The day I met...

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