The Woodpecker Song

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1940 sheet music cover featuring Glenn Miller. Robbins Music, New York.
1940 RCA Bluebird 78 single release by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, B-10598-A.

"The Woodpecker Song" (Reginella Campagnola) is originally an Italian song. The music was written by Eldo Di Lazzaro in 1939, while the Italian lyrics were written by Bruno Cherubini[1] (pseudonym "C. Bruno"). The English lyrics were written by Harold Adamson. The song became a hit in 1940, recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra,[2] The Andrews Sisters, and Kate Smith in 1940.

The Glenn Miller recording on RCA Bluebird featuring Marion Hutton on vocals reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 1940.[3]

Recorded versions[edit]

was a satirical version for the Italian dictator Mussolini with lyrics by Yiorgos Economidis,who also recorded the song.

On Film[edit]

Other song[edit]

The song is not The Woody Woodpecker Song composed later in the 1940s by George Tibbles and Ramey Idriess and used in the Woody Woodpecker cartoon series.


  1. ^ The Woodpecker Song Lyrics
  2. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 2, side A.
  3. ^ Song artist 11 - Glenn
  4. ^ Bluebird Records in the 10500 - 10999 series
  5. ^ Decca Records in the 3000 - 3499 series
  6. ^ Columbia Records in the 35200 to 35499 series
  7. ^ Original soundtrack EP record of movie <You Are My Love (我的愛人就是你)>

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