Wagon Wheels (song)

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Wagon Wheels
by Billy Hill and Peter DeRose
Genre Western song
Composed 1930s

"Wagon Wheels" is a Western song written by Billy Hill and Peter DeRose in the early 1930s. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[1]

Background[edit]

The song was used as the title song in the 1934 western movie Wagon Wheels, starring Randolph Scott and Gail Patrick.[2] It was sung by Everett Marshall in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934.[3]

"Wagon Wheels" has been recorded dozens of times over the years, by artists including Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra and Paul Robeson in 1934, and Sammy Davis, Jr., The Platters, and Johnnie Ray later on.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wagon Wheels (1934) - Full Length Western Movie with Randolph Scott". YouTube. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2015-02-08. You will hear the song in the first few seconds of the film 
  3. ^ "Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 [Original Cast]". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Cover Versions of Wagon Wheels". secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 2015-02-08.