Music: Songs of the Times

"What America needs today is a good 5¢ war song. The nation is literally crying for a good, peppy marching song, something with plenty of zip, ginger and fire. Something like Over There, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Pack Up Your Troubles. . . ."

So said New Jersey's Representative J. Parnell Thomas. Songsters agreed with him. They were grinding out 5¢ tunes with all the old zippo they could muster, but so far, no Over There. Recent 5¢ tunes:

¶Tin Pan Alley turned out a song for the Free French—I'm a Soldier of De Gaulle,...

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