Nat King Cole is Happy to Avoid "Franklin D.'s" Draft
In “Gone with the Draft” from 1940, Nat King Cole is positively subversive in his glee at avoiding Roosevelt’s Selective Service dragnet:
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“When Franklin D. did sign the draft, the cats all had a chill. The boys turned pale and ceased to laugh, cause this is a serious bill. They now realize that skinny me was the luckiest one of all, who can stay at home with Minnie while they face the cannon ball!"
Hear the whole thing on real audio here.
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