To: Fiji Hill
I know that song, Home on the Range, I don’t know why, I think that Roy Rogers or Gene Autry must have sung it. Maybe both.
posted on 03/11/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT
The melody of "Home on the Range" that most of us know seems to date from the early 1930's. In the 1920's, the song used a different melody, which is used in the 1928 version by Jules Verne Allen to which I linked. Unfortunately, there seem to be no other recordings on Youtube using this version, although I have a couple in my record collection. By the way, I prefer it to the newer version.
The popularity of the newer version may have been enhanced after FDR reportedly said that it was his favorite song.
Speaking of background music in ads, I recall a TV commercial from the 1990's--I don't recall the product--in which a baritone sang "Home on the Range" in Italian--although the words he was singing, "Capanna nel la Campagna" actually mean "shack in the countryside."
posted on 03/11/2013 8:23:14 AM PDT
by Fiji Hill
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