"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 fantastic live instrumental version was played and recorded by Johnny Hodges with Duke Ellington and his orchestra in the Cristal Ballroom, Fargo, North Dakota, also 1940.
"Whispering Grass" was a 1975 UK number-one single by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle. Davies and Estelle were actors in the successful sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It was number one in the British singles chart for three weeks from 7 June 1975. The record is a comic version of The Ink Spots' 1940 recording, and was sung in character.
- The song has also been recorded by Ringo Starr for his 1970 album Sentimental Journey,
- Sandy Denny for her 1973 album Like an Old Fashioned Waltz,
- Kay Starr in her 1977 Cry By Night/Losers Weepers album
- Kat Edmonson for her 2012 album Way Down Low.
"Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
|UK number one single
7 June 1975 for three weeks
"I'm Not in Love" by 10cc
In the ITV sitcom 'Benidorm', Geoff (played by Johnny Vegas) lost a holiday club quiz to the Garvey family when he answered the question 'Who had a hit with Whispering Grass?' incorrectly.
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