I've Got Rings On My Fingers

Album: The Yankee Girl (1909)
  • According to comedian and theatre historian Roy Hudd in the Spring 1985 issue of Theatrephile, "I've Got Rings On My Fingers" was one of the first British songs to become a hit in America. Published by Francis, Day & Hunter of London in 1909, it was introduced in The Yankee Girl by Blanche Ring. The music was composed by Maurice Scott, and the words were co-written by R. P. Weston & Fred J. Barnes.
    R. P. Weston is best known his later twenty year collaboration with composer Bert Lee.
  • "I've Got Rings On My Fingers" is a novelty song of sorts, and steals a few lines from the well-known nursery rhyme Ride A Cock Horse. The song was also a hit for Ada Jones. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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