Whispering Grass

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"Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and his daughter Doris Fisher. The song was first recorded by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in 1940. The Ink Spots featuring Bill Kenny also recorded it the same year. A live instrumental version was played and recorded by Johnny Hodges with Duke Ellington and his orchestra in the Cristal Ballroom, Fargo, North Dakota, also in 1940.

"Whispering Grass" was a 1975 UK number-one single by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle.[1] Davies and Estelle were actors in the successful sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It was number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks from 7 June 1975.[2] The record is a comic version of The Ink Spots' 1940 recording, and was sung in character.

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  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 314. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ UK Chart Stats
  3. ^ Miles, Barry (1998). The Beatles a Diary: An Intimate Day by Day History. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780711963153. 

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Preceded by
"Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
UK number one single
7 June 1975 for three weeks
Succeeded by
"I'm Not in Love" by 10cc