LONG LONG AGO

Created on 14/02/2008
Latest update on 07/09/2012

Artist: George Schweinfest
Author: Thomas Bayly
Label: Victor
Year: 1901

Instrumental on piccolo. Sidekick in the oldest recorded Arkansaw Traveler (see there). Written in 1833 as The Long Ago, first published and a hit in 1843.

Covers:

1904:

Frank Mazziotta

1908:

Roxy King [first vocal version recorded]

1909:

Manhattan Mixed Trio

1913:

Geraldine Farrar

1916:

Alma Gluck & Louise Homer

1916:

Tonika Frese [as Lang, lang ist's her]

1937:

Milton Brown

1941:

Louis Armstrong

1942:

Andrews Sisters [melody in Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree in film Private Buckaroo]

1942:

Glenn Miller [idem; n°1 US]

1943:

Kay Kyser [idem]

1949:

Alfred Newman

1950:

Patti Page

1960:

René & The Alligators [as Knockin' On Your Window]

1961:

Peter Kraus [as Lang, lang ist's her]

1983:

Arbeid Adelt! [as Roodborstje on EP Jonge Helden, correctly mentioning the Long Long Ago link (see footnote)]

1989:

Joe Dassin

2000:

Gorillaz [violin in Left Hand Suzuki Method]

2007:

Puppini Sisters

Dutch children song Roodborstje Tikt Tegen 't Raam uses the same tune. That one circulates since 1866 (with lyrics by JJA Goeverneur).

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