On Top of Spaghetti
|"On Top of Spaghetti"|
|Music by||traditional, On Top of Old Smoky|
|Lyrics by||Tom Glazer|
|Original artist||Tom Glazer|
|Recorded by||Tom Glazer, Paul Strausman, Bob McGrath, Little Richard|
"On Top of Spaghetti" is a ballad and children's song written and originally performed by folk singer Tom Glazer with the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus in 1963. The song is sung to the tune of "On Top of Old Smoky". It is essentially the tale of a meatball that was lost when "somebody sneezed". The song discusses what happened to the meatball after it fell off of a pile of spaghetti and rolled away.
- Lodi News-Sentinel. "Newest Lodi Newspaper Keeps Young Journalists Very Busy". January 25, 1961, p. 12. Retrieved on August 1, 2013.
- Archive of CNN.com article discussing Glazer and this song at the Wayback Machine (archived June 11, 2008)
- Rise Up Singing, page 175