Teddy Bear Picnic

When I was a toddler, one of my go-to albums was There's a Hippo in My Tub by Anne Murray. My favourite cuts were "Animal Crackers" and "Teddy Bears' Picnic". For the longest time I thought that last one was an Anne Murray original.

I was way wrong. The music behind "Teddy Bears' Picnic" was written by John Walter Bratton in 1907 and the lyrics were added by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932.

Here's the first recording with lyrics, in 1932 by Henry Hall and His Orchestra with Val Rosing on vocals.

It's been recorded dozens and dozens of times. Here's Bing Crosby singing it in 1950.


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Hector

And of course there is this version (my favourite) by Drastic Measures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBTb10A2ouA

June 22, 2015 @ 3:51 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Crap Hector beat me to it, was googling to remember the bands name.. Not a bad version by Drastic measures, first time I had heard the song was by them.

June 22, 2015 @ 6:33 PM

headsup

There is also this very brief rendition (the second song in... sorry couldn't find another clip of it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ4pkdn0u1I

Love that classic Tinpan Alley sound for some reason its so catchy.

June 22, 2015 @ 9:59 PM

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