During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
More Quotes from Kate Smith:Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight.
I know I'm fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.
I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung.
Since I have been singing for so many years, I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously.
If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly wrong with that kind of music. But the lyrics are another story.
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