Peg o' My Heart


Peg o' My Heart

"Peg o' My Heart" is a popular song written by Alfred Bryan and composed by Fred Fisher. It was published on March 15 1913 and it featured in the 1913 musical "Ziegfeld Follies". The song, performed by Max Harris and his Novelty Trio (based on a version by The Harmonicats), was used as the theme of the BBC miniseries "The Singing Detective" (1986).

Notable recordings of the song include:

*Charles W. Harrison
**Label: Victor 17412 (matrix: 13628-2)
**Recorded: July 24 1913

*Henry Burr
**Label: Columbia A-1404 (matrix: 38980-2)
**Recorded: August 1 1913

*Walter Van Brunt
**Edison, Blue Amberol 2036
**Released: September 1913

*Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra
**Label: Victor 27258 (matrix: 043925)
**Recorded: New York City November 28 1939

*The Harmonicats
**Label: Vitacoustic 1
**Released: March 1947
**First entered the "Billboard" magazine chart on April 18, on charts 21 weeks, peaking at #1

*Buddy Clark with orchestra directed by Mitchell Ayres
**Label: Columbia 37392 (matrix: CO 37671)
**Recorded: New York City April 25 1947
**First entered the "Billboard" magazine chart on June 27, on charts 7 weeks, peaking at #4

*Art Lund with orchestra conducted by Johnny Thompson
**Label: MGM 10037 (matrix: 47-S-3077-3)
**Recorded: in Los Angeles, California May 12 1947
**First entered the "Billboard" magazine chart on June 20, on charts 10 weeks, peaking at #6

*Clark Dennis
**Label: Capitol 346
**First entered the "Billboard" magazine chart on July 4 1947, on charts 1 week, at #10

*Three Suns
**Label: RCA Victor 20-2272
**First entered the "Billboard" magazine chart on June 20 1947, on charts 16 weeks, peaking at #2


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