Tumbling Tumbleweeds

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For the 1935 Gene Autry movie, see Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935 film).
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
Single by Sons of the Pioneers
Released c. 1934
Genre Cowboy songs
Length 2:40
Writer(s) Bob Nolan

"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" is a song composed by Bob Nolan. Although one of the most famous songs associated with the Sons of the Pioneers, the song was composed by Nolan in the 1930s, while working as a caddy and living in Los Angeles. Originally titled "Tumbling Tumble Leaves", the song was reworked into the title "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and into fame with the 1935 Gene Autry film of the same name. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[1]

The song was used by the Coen Brothers as the part of their score for the 1998 film, The Big Lebowski.

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  1. ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ I'm an Old Cowhand, Bing Crosby, ASV Mono Living Era,1995
  3. ^ "The National Recording Registry 2010". Library of Congress. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Magnetic South (album)

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