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Hitler listens to the song "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition."

"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" is an American patriotic song written by Frank Loesser and published as sheet music in 1942 by Famous Music Corp. The song was a response to the attack on Pearl Harbor that marked United States involvement in World War II.

The song describes a chaplain ("sky pilot") being with some fighting men who are under attack from an enemy. He is asked to say a prayer for the men who were engaged in firing at the oncoming planes. The chaplain puts down his Bible, mans one of the ship's gun turrets and begins firing back, saying, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition".

When Adolf Hitler hears that some of his Nazi forces were defeated over the radio, he angrily switches to another radio station that is playing this song.[1]

Lyrics

  • Down went the gunner, a bullet was his fate
  • Down went the gunner, then the gunner's mate
  • Up jumped the sky pilot, gave the boys a look
  • And manned the gun himself as he laid aside The Book, shouting
  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition and we'll all stay free!
  • Praise the Lord and swing into position!
  • Can't afford to sit around and wishin'
  • Praise the Lord we're all between perdition
  • and the deep blue sea!
  • Yes the sky pilot said it
  • You've got to give him credit
  • for a son - of - gun - of - a - gunner was he,
  • Shouting;
  • Praise the Lord we're on a mighty mission!
  • All aboard, we're not a - goin' fishin;
  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition and we'll all stay free!

References

  1. As seen in Jungle Drums

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