Music: Soldiers' Song

Hit tunes, like grass fires, usually start in a small way. Somebody plays them. Somebody hums them. Suddenly they catch on and sweep the country. Glenn Miller introduced Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree last February. Two and a half months later, it led in sheet-music sales, radio performances and on the Lucky Strike Hit Parade. At New York University, music students voted it one of the two popular songs most likely to outlast the war (the other: Buckle Down, Buck Private). This week it was sweeping the Army camps. Its catchy chorus, which sounds like a swing version of Long,...

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