Time Signature: 2.2
Key of Tune: G
Number of Bars: 32
“The song was a major hit for The Ames Brothers in 1953. The music was written by Lotar Olias, the original German lyrics by Walter Rothenberg, with English lyrics written by Robert Mellin. It was also a hit for Mel Carter on Derby records in the mid-1960s, as the follow-up to his smash hit “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me“.”
“The Ames Brothers – Born of Russian Jewish parentage in Malden, MA, Joe, Gene, Vic, and Ed Urick anglicized their surname into the All-American-sounding “Ames,” inadvertently forever aligning themselves with a city on the banks of the Skunk River in central Iowa. Resoundingly emblematic of wholesome U.S. pop culture during the 1950s, the Ames Brothers are roundly commemorated by the Living Era label in this high-fructose anthology of hit records cut for the Coral and Victor labels between January 1949 and October 1956.