Tumbling Tumbleweeds

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"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
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Single by Sons of the Pioneers
Written1929-1934[1]
PublishedJuly 12, 1934 (1934-07-12) by Sam Fox Publishing Co., Cleveland, Ohio,[2] Williamson Music, Inc.[3]
ReleasedNovember 10, 1934 (1934-11-10)[4]
RecordedAugust 8, 1934 (1934-08-08)[5]
StudioDecca Studios, Los Angeles[5]
GenreWestern Music
Length2:48
LabelDecca 5047[5]
Songwriter(s)Bob Nolan

"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" is a song composed by Bob Nolan. Although one of the most famous songs associated with the Sons of the Pioneers, the song was composed by Nolan in the 1930s, while working as a caddy and living in Los Angeles. Originally titled "Tumbling Leaves,"[6] the song was reworked into the title "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and into fame with the 1935 Gene Autry film of the same name. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[7]

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  1. ^ Berry, Nolan (2010). ""Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by The Sons of the Pioneers (1934)" (PDF). Library of Congress. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Tumbling tumbleweeds". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  3. ^ "Williamson Music - Buy sheet music, scores & songbooks". Presto Music. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  4. ^ "Cover versions of Tumbling Tumbleweeds by Sons of the Pioneers | SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  5. ^ a b c "Decca matrix DLA 11. Tumbling tumbleweeds / Sons of the Pioneers - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  6. ^ "Tumbling Leaves".
  7. ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010.
  8. ^ "THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 599. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  10. ^ "National Recording Preservation Board 2010". Library of Congress. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Recording "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by Gene Autry - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  12. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  13. ^ I'm an Old Cowhand, Bing Crosby, ASV Mono Living Era,1995
  14. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 107. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  15. ^ "THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  16. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  17. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
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