Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips

First recorded by The Nick Lucas Troubadors (US #1 1929).
Other hit versions by Roy Fox & His Montmartre Orchestra (US #11 1929), Johnny Marvin (US #11 1929), Tiny Tim (US #17 1968).
Also recorded by The Humane Society (1967).

From the wiki: “‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ was written by Al Dubin and Joe Burke, and first published in 1929. Nick Lucas’ recording of ‘Tip-Toe’ hit the top of the Hit Parade in May 1929, first introduced to the public by Lucas in the 1929 musical talkie Gold Diggers of Broadway. His recording held the #1 position for 10 weeks. The song was also used in ‘Sinkin’ in the Bathtub’, the first Looney Tunes cartoon ever, in 1930.

“The song was revived in 1967 by the California rock group The Humane Society and again, in 1968, by Tiny Tim, whose version charted in the US Top 20.”

Roy Fox Orchestra, “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips” (1929):

Johnny Marvin, “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips” (1929):

Looney Tunes, “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips” begins at ~1:30 (1930):

The Humane Society, “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips” (1967):

Tiny Tim, “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips” (1968):

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