The Nation: Sing for a Cease-Fire

Whatever happens in Viet Nam, the pop-record business is ready for it. Once there were songs in praise of the Green Berets and Lieut. Calley. Last week appeared a number called The Battle Is Over ("The battle is over/ We've laid down our guns./ And now we must linger/ To see what we've done..."). Written by Jim Siegling and Frank Larabee, the ditty was recorded by John Wagner, previously best known for a country and western tune called Little Bit Late. "To me this song really captures the mood of the country," said Wagner....

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