Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody

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"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"
78rpm record label
Single by Al Jolson
Released August 1918
Genre Popular
Length 2:51
Label Columbia 2560
Writer(s) Jean Schwartz, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
Al Jolson singles chronology
"Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land"
"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"
"Tell That to the Marines"

"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" is a popular song written by Jean Schwartz, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was introduced in the Broadway musical Sinbad and published in 1918.

Probably the best-known recordings of the song were by Al Jolson (who introduced it and whose version reached #1[1]), Sammy Davis, Jr. (who frequently sang it in his live shows), and Judy Garland. It was also a Top 10 hit for Jerry Lewis in 1956 and became a gold record. Brenda Lee recorded her version of the song for her 1959 album Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!. Connie Francis recorded her rendition of the song, also early in 1959, for her album The Exciting Connie Francis. Aretha Franklin also recorded a lesser-known version of this song[2] for her album "The Electrifying Aretha Franklin", which reached #24 in Cash Box and #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961.[3]