Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
When I was a kid, I heard a handful of references to “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” but I had always assumed that the song was a parody. Like, it was a much more bitter “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” from Country Joe and the Fish.
I’ve recently had an opportunity to listen to the song a couple of times and was inspired to do research into it and, as it turns out, it was written in 1942 as a response to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
I’ve listened to three or four versions of the song but have concluded that this version is my favorite. I hope you like it too.