- The Tennessee Waltz
"The Tennessee Waltz" is a
song, belonging to both the country musicand popular genres, written by Redd Stewartand Pee Wee Kingin 1947, popularized by Patti Pageand by Les Pauland Mary Fordin 1950. Country legend Roy Acuff recorded the song before either of these artists, however. In more recent years, a number of country artists have recorded the song, among them Emmylou Harrisin 1981.
The Page recording was issued by
Mercury Recordsas catalog number 5534, and first reached the "Billboard" pop music chart on November 10, 1950, lasting 30 weeks and peaking at #1. [cite book
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country musicchart. The song became Patti Page's biggest hit and has received many awards.
The Les Paul/Mary Ford recording was issued by
Capitol Recordsas catalog number 1316, and also reached the Billboard top 10.
Other recordings were made by
Guy Lombardoand his Royal Canadians (on Decca Records, catalog number 27336) and by Jo Stafford(on Columbia Records, catalog number 39065). A British version was also recorded by Petula Clark.
On the "Cash Box" best-selling record charts, where all recordings were combined, the song first entered the chart on
November 25, 1950, reached #1 on December 30, 1950, and remained #1 through the February 3, 1951chart.
The song was released several times in later decades, notably by
Alma Coganin the early 1960s and in later years by Eva Cassidy. Sam Cookeincluded the song on his 1964 album " Ain't That Good News", and Otis Reddingrecorded a version featuring Booker T & the MGs on his classic R&Balbum in 1966. The popularity of this song also made it the fourth official song of the state of Tennesseein 1965. It was adopted by Senate Joint Resolution 9 of the 84th General Assembly.
One version features crooner Tom Jones backed by traditional Irish folk band
The Chieftans, from 1995's " Long Black Veil".
There was also a release by
Leonard Cohenon his album " Dear Heather" ( October 26, 2004) with a new second verse.
The State of
Tennesseeadopted the tune as one of its state songs in 1965.
Norah Jones played it as a tribute/encore during a live show at the House of Blues in New Orleans on August 24th 2002. It is featured as extra material on the following DVD-release of the show.
The University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band plays "The Tennessee Waltz" at the end of every football game.
The Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers and the
Baylor University Golden Wave Bandboth play "The Tennessee Waltz" following the end of every home football game.
Middle Tennessee State University and their Band of Blue also play a beautiful rendition of the "The Tennessee Waltz" at the end of their football games.
Roll Over Beethoven", "The Tennessee Waltz" is a self-referential metasong, i.e. a song about the song itself.
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