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how "Mama and Daddy Broke My Heart," many have prayed night after night for "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and just about everybody, at one time or another, has known "Little Angel with a Dirty Face" around the home.
It was inevitable, from the time the first pioneer crossed near Old Smokey with his Elizabethan zither, that such music would grow with the country.
And though history books may never mention it, it is perhaps significant that during World War II, Japanese troops charged American Marines, and were slaughtered, while shouting this crowning insult: "To hell with Roose­velt! To hell with Babe Ruth! To hell with Roy Acuff!"