"Any Bonds Today" as written by and Irving Berlin....
Money, money, money, money, money, money
Can you use any money today?
Money, money, money, money, money, money
Nice new bills that we're giving away

There are photographs on ev'ry one
Lincoln, Grant and Washington
Or you might like the ones with Henry Clay
Can you use any money today?

Two million, four million, six million, eight million, ten
Take what you want, when it's gone you can come back again
Bills that haven't been printed yet
You can have them by the sack

Coins that haven't been minted yet
That you never have to give back
Money, money, money, money, money, money
Uncle Sam puts it right on the line

And if we ever run out of checks for him to sign
You can have mine
All of mine
You can have mine

Money, money, money, money, money, money
Can you use any dollars today?
Money, money, money, money, money, money
We've so much that it gets in our way

In our Treas'ry there's a mighty sum
Millions we've subtracted from
The envelopes that hold our take home pay
Can you use any money today?

Home in the states underground there's a cave full of gold
Back up a truck and we'll fill it with all it can hold
Take ten million and please don't fuss
If you find it can't be spent

You can lend it right back to us
And we'll pay you seven percent
Money, money, money, money, money, money
Uncle Sam puts it right on the line

And if that feller with whiskers ever should decline
You can have mine
All of mine
You can have mine


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"Can You Use Any Money Today?" as written by Irving Berlin

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    General CommentWhile Norman Rockwell was the war bond drives’ most notable artist, Irving Berlin was its’ most celebrated composer. In 1941, as his contribution to the national defense effort, Berlin, composer of God Bless America in 1939, wrote Any Bonds Today? This song became the theme song of Treasury's National Defense Savings Program. Many copies of the sheet music were distributed to help the Government make the public aware of the savings bonds and savings stamps program. In publishing this song, Berlin copyrighted it in the name of "Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, DC." Among others, the famous Andrews Sisters were the primary performers known for this historic song. The song was also featured in Berlin’s musical “Blue Skies.”
    sillybunnyon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment{Wikipedia} Any Bonds Today? is a 1942 one and a half minute propaganda film distributed by Warner Bros. during World War II. It was produced by Leon Schlesinger's Termite Terrace studio and directed by Bob Clampett for the U.S. Treasury Department. (The song for the short had been written by none other than Irving Berlin.) The short had Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porky Pig encouraging theater audiences to buy bonds for the war effort. An already short cartoon, even by the standards of film cartoon shorts (which rarely exceeded ten minutes in length), the film has been shortened in most releases today even further to excise a sequence where Bugs Bunny parodies a black-faced Al Jolson.
    sillybunnyon September 18, 2006   Link

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