“PEOPLE GET FUNNY” (Song) from So Proudly We Hailed | A Veteran’s Story: The Worst Job Ever
Length: 1:07 

Veteran Diarra McCormick had the worst job in the military: collecting money from enlisted men and women. As Diarra puts it, “People get funny when you try to help ‘em with the money….”

Here is an excerpt from one of the songs dramatizing Diarra’s horrible job. Based on the true story by Diarra McCormick; music and lyrics by Jenna Gillespie Byrd; Directed by Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael, and featuring Taji Coleman.

For this webseries, New Musicals Inc. has paired veteran honorees with an artistic team comprised of a composer, lyricist, director, and dramaturg, and then helped to shape their story into a short musical retelling in a digital platform.

This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc. This activity is supported in part by generous grants from: the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation; the Peter Glenville Foundation; the Anonymous Fund (Marin County); and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

To see more from this series, and to learn more about the project, and to view future episodes as they are released, visit www.nmi.org/veterans

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