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Penny Whistle Song, The

(Leroy Anderson)

This song was written by Leroy Anderson in Woodbury, Connecticut, in 1951 and premiered by the composer when he recorded it for Decca.  It is composed for orchestra and features three flutes, and Leroy Anderson stated that it took four days to write the introduction to it after the rest was finished.

The track was released as a 78rpm and 45rpm on the Decca label, with “Horse and Buggy” or “China Doll” on the reverse, dependent on the issue.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recordings
RCA 9026 68048-2 (CD: The Typewriter)
Conductor – Leonard Slatkin