On Top of Spaghetti

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"On Top of Spaghetti"
copyright 1961
Music by traditional, On Top of Old Smoky
Lyrics by [[Sharon Ruth][ Sharon Ruth Lars Henrik]]
Published 1962
Written 1962
Language English
Original artist Sharon And The Lollipops , Snopporna
Recorded by Tom Glazer, Paul Strausman, Bob McGrath, Little Richard

"On Top of Spaghetti" is a ballad and children's song with the most known performance 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 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.

In 1961, to the same tune,Dick Biondi, The 9-Midnight DJ on WLS Chicago (1960-63) , had recorded on IRC [1] The Pizza Song. In 1962 [2] Sharon And The Lollipops recorded , on Versatile 112 published by Luristan Music Inc, registered through ASCAP. a 1.36sec version of On Top of Spaghetti with a lyric credit to Sharon Ruth. Released in June 1962 and reviewed by Billboard under its Limited Sales Potential column in June 23rd of that year. [3] A version in Swedish was released in 1962 by Snopporna [4]

Tom Glazer with the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus, extended version was released on Kapp in 1963 with a contradictory lyric credit to Tom Glazer , but no publishing references were noted on the release labels. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On Top of a Pizza". 45cat. 1961. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "On Top of Spaghetti". 45cat. 1962. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Billboard 23 June 1962 Page 38". Billboard. 1962. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ta Hit Spettekagan". 45cat. 1962. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "On Top of Spagetti". 45cat. 1963. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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