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Good Morning Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip!

Summary
"Good Morning Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip" is a ragtime song published as sheet music in 1918 by Leo Feist Inc. of New York City. It was one of the most popular tunes with United States soldiers during the World War I era. The song appears to salute American soldiers, although some have suggested that it has a more cynical meaning, in that it criticizes their transformation into an identical, conforming mass. Background and composition According to the sheet music, it was "written around a Fort Niagara fragment" by Robert Lloyd, "Army song leader." Sheet music was available for piano, band, orchestra, and male quartette as well as for talking machine or player piano. In 1918, both Victor Records (VI18510) and Columbia Records (A-2530) issued recordings of the song by Arthur Fields and the Peerless Quartet. The musical score was reprinted in a war edition. Lyric We come from ev'ry quarter, From North, South, East and West, To clear the way to freedom For the la
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