The Infantry

Monday, January 01, 1940

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Portion of the song "The Infantry"

Full Lyrics:

The Infantry

Hike, all you Doughboys, pass in review,
Hike, for the Nation depends on you;
Come, sling your load again,
Come, take the road again;
Tramp, tramp, tramping down the broad highway.
Hike, show your speed and "Fall In," let's go;
Hike, take the lead and mop up the foe;
Monarchs we are today of all that we may survey,
The Kings of the broad highway!
Then hail to the Kings of the Highway
When the backbone of the Army's moving out,
And it's "Forward into line,"
The Doughboy fighting line,
And hike to put the enemy to rout;
Oh, the dashing, flashing, smashing, snarling Doughboys,
Who for pacifism never give a damn;
They hike as the Kings of the Highway
And fight like the sons of Uncle Sam.

Copyright 1937. Brig. Gen. R. J. Burt, U. S. A., Ret., and S. A. Dapp, copyright owners.

Retrieved 2011-06-15 from

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71119
Municipal archives id: LT4037


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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