First Song - On The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe

First Song - On The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe

Broadcast: September 19, 1945
Added: Dec 13 2021

Frank Sinatra opens the show with the song On The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe. Other songs on the show include Imagine Me With My Head On Your Shoulder by the Pied Pipers, Come To Me My Melancholy Baby by Frank Sinatra and You Was Right by Peggy Lee. Frank and The Pied Pipers sing The Surrey With A Fringe On Top. Frank sings I Fall In Love Too Easily.  Also appearing on the show is comedian Mr Two Tongue. Then on top of the wonderful songs Frank gives us a special preview of his poignant movie short The House I Live In, which highlights how religion doesn't make any difference to a person, when we're all good Americans. Frank sings the patriotic song The House I Live In. (I think it will resonate with you...). It's lyrics are :

What is America to me?
A name, a map, or a flag I see?
A certain word, "democracy"?
What is America to me?
The house I live in, a plot of earth, a street
The grocer and the butcher, and the people that I meet
The children in the playground, the faces that I see
All races and religions, that's America to me..

The place I work in, the worker by my side
The little town or city where my people lived and died
The "howdy" and the handshake, the air of feeling free
And the right to speak my mind out, that's America to me...