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Sugar Bush (song)

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"Sugar Bush" is a popular song composed by Fred Michel in 1930. It was translated into English by Josef Marais.[1] Michel sold the rights to Polliacks for a small sum of money.[2] The song is based on a traditional South-African song, "Suikerbossie" ("Sugar Bush" in Afrikaans).

A version recorded as a duet by Doris Day and Frankie Laine was the best-known recording, and appeared on the first UK Singles Chart in November 1952, peaking at number 8 in a total chart run of eight weeks.[3] A version by South African singer Eve Boswell[4] was also recorded in the United Kingdom.


  1. ^ "Sugar Bush Lyrics - Eve Boswell". Lyricsfreak.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Songwriter: Joseph Marais". Chartwatch.co.uk.
  3. ^ "sugarbush | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ "The Pop Years: The 50s - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 May 2021.