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Doing the Reactionary, song lyrics
Song: Doing the Reactionary
It's darker than the Dark Bottom,(4)
Close your eyes to where you're bound.
All the best dictators do it,
Hands up high and shake your head.
So get in it, begin it
1 - American History in Song: Lyrics from 1900 to 1945, by Diane Holloway, p.353
2 - This was from Harold Rome's musical Pins And Needles, featuring members of the International Ladies' Garment Workers (ILGW) union.
3 - While the musical Pins and Needles first opened the 27 November 1937, it was produced in June of 1936.
4 - The Dark Bottom was a popular dance at the time
5 - The "Four Hundred" were the ultra-rich and were condsidered a social class unto themselves
6 - Industrialist Henry Ford.
7 - Banker J. P. Morgan.