Thursday, January 17, 2013

WWII Week! (part 4)

Dear Muse,

We now have some sort of idea of what the fighting forces were listening to in Europe, Africa, Asia or elsewhere during WWII. But what about those on the home front? Two of the songs I like illustrate factory life for women and men in the workforce.

Memorable World War II Songs, part 4

Life in the Workforce

1. "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - Ella Mae Morse, Swing Out to Victory!

How many other milkman songs do you know of?

                                                                                                                       Source: via Ariel on Pinterest

Then again, it's a pretty succinct analysis of women in the workforce.

Source: via Ariel on Pinterest

                       Source: via Ariel on Pinterest                                                           Source: via Ariel on Pinterest

Source: via Ariel on Pinterest

2. "Five O'Clock Whistle" - Dillagene with Woody Herman & his orchestra, Hits of '41

More of an ambiguous song, since it could be sung either in wartime or out, but it seems applied to men in the workforce. And it's up to you to decide whether the dad's working overtime is an innocent accident or....something else. 

Source: via Ariel on Pinterest

More to come tomorrow! Look forward to it!! 


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