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  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips

    Sue Rogers posted on January 14, 2012 18:20

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    FOR THE OPENING VERSE, you can alternately pluck the 4th string, then the 3 other strings together.

    "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" is a popular song originally published in 1929. The song was written by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Joe Burke (music).

    ‘Crooning Troubadour’ Nick Lucas’ recording of "Tip-Toe Through The Tulips" hit the top of the charts in May 1929. The song he introduced in the 1929 musical talkie Gold Diggers of Broadway held the #1 position for 10 weeks. Other artists charted the song in 1929, including Jean Goldkette, Johnny Marvin, and Roy Fox.

    In May we have the Ottawa Tulip Festival and here's an interesting tidbit about Tiny Tim and the huge hit he was at the Tulip Festival in 1983. Some of the comments folks have made about that visit - "he entertained a large appreciative crowd for an hour with traditional old favourites", "he was the hit of that year's festival", "very approachable and friendly".... He was a very talented man and an expert on Tin Pan Alley music.

    ****REVISED/REFORMATTED May 1 2020 - SR****

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    Posted in: Individual Songs, Jan 2012 Songs for outings, April 2014 - Spring! Everything old is new again!, May 2015 BUG jam, May 2017 Anything Goes, May 2020 (0 Comments)


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