ALLENTOWN JAIL

Latest update on 08/05/2014

Artist: Jo Stafford
Author: Irving Gordon
Label: Columbia
Year: 1951

Author Irving Gordon also wrote Unforgettable and Be Anything But Be Mine (see there).

Covers:

1951:

Lita Roza with Ted Heath & His Music [in UK]

1951:

Joe Loss

1952:

Kingston Trio [shelved]

1957:

Edith Piaf [as Les Prisons du Roy; lyrics: Michel Rivgauche]

1960:

Kathy Linden

1962:

Springfields [Dusty Springfield and her brother Tom]

1963:

Lettermen

1972:

Bojoura

1974:

Seekers

1976:

Marlettes

1990:

Marianne Faithfull [in French]

17th century thematic origin: Les Prisons de Nantes (see there), also covered by Piaf (with Les Compagnons de la Chanson in '46), comes with a completely different melody. There's a Venetian variation, also 17th century, situated in and around the Mantua prison.

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