It's in the Book

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"It's in the Book" is a recorded comic monologue, partly sung, partly an exhortation in the manner of a revivalist preacher on the subject of Little Bo-Peep. It was marketed as a pop song and made the Billboard chart in 1952, reaching number one. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[1]

It was written by Johnny Standley and Art Thorsen (BMI Work #744156) and released by Standley on the Capitol label.

The recording can be heard in the background in the final scene of the 1971 film, The Last Picture Show.

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  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 62. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 

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