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‘I Paid My Income Tax Today’ – 1942 Recording

Historical Recordings (12.01.2018)

This is a 1942 recording of the propaganda song “I Paid My Income Tax Today”, originally from a 78 RPM disc. It is performed by Dick Robertson and his orchestra. Irving Berlin was the original composer.

Video footage originally produced by the US Department of War. It shows American soldiers across all theaters of the war, from India to Ireland.

The song itself advertises the importance of income tax as a necessary part of the war effort. Songs such as these were common on the home front, and were often produced and performed by popular artists of the time.

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