MUSIC: War Songs

Last week the war song bottleneck appeared to be broken. Three were going great guns:

> Lyricist Frank Loesser's Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! (inspired by a Navy Chaplain's historic remark as he manned an anti-aircraft gun at Pearl Harbor) had become so popular that the Office of War Information feared the public would tire of it prematurely. The OWI requested broadcasters to limit its performance to once every four hours instead of once every two. Sample stanzas:

"Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!

Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!...

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