BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF SOMEWHERE

Created on 26/06/2006
Latest update on 19/03/2015

Artist: Euterpean Quartette
Author: Jessie Pounds/John Fearis
Year: 1901

Copyright year: 1897. Lyrics fit for funerals and that's exactly where this female quartette performed it: at the funeral of 'martyred' president William McKinley, jointly portrayed on the sheet music.

Covers:

1908:

Harold Jarvis [probable first recording (Victor); song following him post mortem: "Harold Jarvis has gone to the Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere"]

1908:

Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison [for Edison; Anthony's next release was Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland, the original name of the entertainment part of Coney Island, NY]

1916:

John McCormack

1934:

Willy Derby [as Droomland]

1950:

Willy Alberti & Ans Heidendaal [idem]

1950:

Frans van Schaik [idem; also with Ans Heidendaal]

1955:

Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae

1967:

Heintje [as Droomland and in '69 as Traumland]

1993:

André Hazes & Paul de Leeuw [hit NL as Droomland]

1999:

Michael Junior [as Droomland, as Rêver and as Traumland]

2000:

Geoff Muldaur

2010:

Tangarine [as Dreamland]

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