Music: Blitzstein's Tune

You've gotta, 'cause Captain says you've

gotta,

You've gotta . . . bow . . . down.

These words, sung to the taut accompaniment of a studio orchestra, emerged last Sunday night from such U. S. radios as were tuned in on Columbia Broadcasting System's "Workshop of the Air" (producer of Archibald MacLeish's radio play in verse, Fall of the City, Stephen Vincent Benét's Paid Revere). The Captain who expected people to bow down was, it appeared, a Fascist, for his "Purple Shirts" aimed to exterminate "the mongrel race." Mr. Musiker, the composer who wanted to present to someone a tune that was...

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