The Grasshoppers
The Grasshoppers?  Wait...this sounds like the...yes, the Chipmunks! The Chipmunks were so phenomenally popular, eventually spawning an animated television series and 22 hits, that they had inspired other species to join in on the 'sing-a-long'! The Grasshoppers -- Dennis, Archie, and Rickey -- were so inspired that they recorded their own versions of "The Chipmunk Song" and "Alvin's Harmonica". In fact, the Grasshoppers probably equaled or surpassed the Chipmunks in sales as their debut album, originally released in 1959, was re-issued in over half a dozen versions over the years, under various Peter Pan Record Labels; Parade, Spin-O-Rama, Promenade, Twinkle, Pirouette Records, and Diplomat. But...the big difference is with the song arrangements, quality and overall sound the Grasshoppers had over the Chipmunks -- at the time. With the direction of Big Band leader Eddie Maynard, their debut album was a good contender for the Chipmunks

Soon after the success of David Seville and the Chipmunk's song, titled "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" in 1958, other "creatures" jumped on the bandwagon too. Among them, Chippy the ChipmunkWoody the Woodchuck, and the Happy Crickets -- all featuring their versions of "The Chipmunk Song". Another "group", The Nutty Squirrels, in late 1959, featured their own Top 40 hit song, titled "Uh-Oh". In 1963, there were the Busy Beavers, and the ChippersAnd, in 1984, The Happy Hamsters. And all have since lapsed into obscurity. But none of them released as many records for as many years as the Grasshoppers



 
The Nation's Newest Singing Sensations! 




Sing Along with the Grasshoppers!

Track listing is as follows:

Side One

Side Two

* Click on song titles for more information about them; songwriter(s) and/or song origin.


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BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

OH THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 
THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 
WHERE CHOCOLATE BARS ARE STACKED TO THE STARS
AS YOU STAND RIGHT THERE A'COUNTIN'
THERE'S A MILLION OR SO AND IT COSTS NO DOUGH
ON THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN  

I LIKE SUGAR PLUM TREES WITH MARSHMALLOW LEAVES
THEN I'D GO AROUND A'SHOUTIN'
FOR ALL MY PALS THE FELLOW AND GALS
ON THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 

OH THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 
THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 
WHERE CHOCOLATE BARS ARE STACKED TO THE STARS
WHERE SUGAR PLUM TREES HAVE MARSHMALLOW LEAVES
AND LEMONADE SPRINGS WHERE BLUE BIRDS SING
ABOUT GUM DROPS AND LOLLIPOPS
ON THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN  




ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY -- ALL COVERED WITH SNOW
I LOST MY TRUE LOVER -- FOR COURTIN' TOO SLOW
FOR COURTIN'S A PLEASURE -- AND PARTIN' IS GRIEF
BUT A FALSE-HEARTED LOVER -- IS WORSE THAN A THIEF
FOR A THIEF WILL JUST ROB YOU -- AND TAKE ALL YOU HAVE
BUT A FALSE-HEARTED LOVER -- WILL LEAD YOU TO THE GRAVE




GLOW WORM

SHINE, LITTLE GLOW-WORM, GLIMMER, GLIMMER
SHINE LITTLE GLOW-WORM, GLIMMER, GLIMMER!
LEAD US LEST TOO FAR WE WANDER.
LOVE'S SWEET VOICE IS CALLING YONDER!
SHINE, LITTLE GLOW-WORM, GLIMMER, GLIMMER
SHINE, LITTLE GLOW-WORM, GLIMMER, GLIMMER
LIGHT THE PATH BELOW, ABOVE,
AND LEAD US ON TO LOVE.





I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY.
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
JUST TO PASS THE TIME AWAY.
DON'T YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOWING,
RISE UP SO EARLY IN THE MORN;
DON'T YOU HEAR THE CAPTAIN SHOUTING,
"DINAH, BLOW YOUR HORN!"
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW,
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW,
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW YOUR HORN?
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW,
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW,
DINAH, WON'T YOU BLOW YOUR HORN?
SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN WITH DINAH
SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN I KNOW
SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN WITH DINAH
STRUMMIN' ON THE OLD BANJO!

SINGIN' FEE, FIE, FIDDLY-I-O
FEE, FIE, FIDDLY-I-O-O-O-O
FEE, FIE, FIDDLY-I-O
STRUMMIN' ON THE OLD BANJO.





WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

 WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
I WANT TO BE AMONG THEIR NUMBER
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO SHINE
WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO SHINE
I WANT TO BE AMONG THEIR NUMBER
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN





I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 

I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 
A YANKEE DOODLE, DO OR DIE 
A REAL LIVE NEPHEW OF MY UNCLE SAM 
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY 

I'VE GOT A YANKEE DOODLE SWEETHEART 
SHE'S MY YANKEE DOODLE JOY 
YANKEE DOODLE CAME TO LONDON 
JUST TO RIDE THE PONIES 
I AM THE YANKEE DOODLE BOY




ALVIN'S HARMONICA

WE SURE LIKE GIRLS -- ALL KIND OF GIRLS
FROM ANNIE TO VERONICA
WE LIKE THEM SMALL OR FAT OR TALL
I WANNA PLAY MY HARMONICA

AND IF WE WANT TO GET A KISS
WE TAKE THEM FRUIT OR POPCORN
BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS FALL IN LOVE
WHEN I PLAY MY HARMONI-CORN!


                                                         

THE CHIPMUNK SONG (CHRISTMAS DON'T BE LATE)


CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS TIME IS NEAR
TIME FOR TOYS AND TIME FOR CHEER
WE'VE BEEN GOOD, BUT WE CAN'T LAST
HURRY CHRISTMAS, HURRY FAST
WANT A PLANE THAT LOOPS THE LOOP
ME, I WANT A HULA HOOP
WE CAN HARDLY STAND THE WAIT
PLEASE CHRISTMAS, DON'T BE LATE.

WANT A PLANE THAT LOOPS THE LOOP
I STILL WANT A HULA HOOP
WE CAN HARDLY STAND THE WAIT
PLEASE CHRISTMAS, DON'T BE LATE.
WE CAN HARDLY STAND THE WAIT
PLEASE CHRISTMAS, DON'T BE LATE.




LITTLE TIN SOLDIER & LITTLE TOY DRUM

HERE HE COMES - HEADS UP HIGH
THERE'S A GLEAM IN EVERY EYE
FOR THE LITTLE TIN SOLDIER
AND THE LITTLE TOY DRUM

IN HIS CUTE, SOLDIER SUIT
HOW ABOUT A NICE SALUTE
FOR THE LITTLE TIN SOLDIER
AND THE LITTLE TOY DRUM

IT'S A HAPPY DAY
FOR ALL THE LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS
SEE THEM HUG AND SQUEEZE 
THEIR LITTLE TEDDY BEARS AND TOYS SO MERRILY

SOON THE DAY, WILL BE DONE
OH WHAT FUN FOR EVERYONE
WITH THE LITTLE TIN SOLDIER
AND THE LITTLE TOY DRUM