Jingle, Jangle, Jingle – Kay Kyser / Gene Autry

January 22, 2022

Today’s song pick is “Jingle, Jingle, Jingle” by Kay Kyser and Gene Autry. The song was originally written by Joseph J. Lilley and Frank Loesser and was published in 1942.

Fun Facts

  • “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” is a western music type song, like “I’ve got Spurs.”
  • There are various versions of the song. However, Kay Kyser’s version was the most commercially successful.
  • The song reached number 1 on the Billboard music charts that very year.
  • This version of the song was featured in ‘Radio New Vegas,’ an in-game radio station.
  • Kay Kyser’s actual name is James Kern Kyser.
  • He was an American bandleader and radio personality in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • He was born on June 18, 1905, and died on July 23, 1985.
  • Singer Orvon Grover, also known as Gene Autry, released another version of the popular song.
  • Gene Autry was nicknamed the singing cowboy.
  • Gene Autry was many things: an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, rodeo performer and baseball owner.
  • He gained his fame by singing in a crooning style.
  • Gene Orvon was born on September 29, 1907, and died on September 2, 1998. 
  • The song has a great message of faith, the type of faith that can be restored no matter what.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

I got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle

As I go ridin’ merrily along

And they sing, “Oh, ain’t you glad you’re single”

And that song ain’t so very far from wrong

Oh, Lillie Belle

Oh, Lillie Belle

Though I may have done some foolin’

This is why I never fell

I got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle

As I go ridin’ merrily along

And they sing, “Oh, ain’t you glad you’re single”

And that song ain’t so very far from wrong

Oh, Mary Ann

Oh, Mary Ann

Though we done some moonlight walkin’

This is why I up and ran

I got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle

As I go ridin’ merrily along

And they sing, “Oh, ain’t you glad you’re single”

And that song ain’t so very far from wrong

So I’ll jingle on along

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