Hans Christian Andersen

Album: Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Songfacts®:

  • "Hans Christian Andersen" is the title song of the eponymous 1952 film which featured Danny Kaye in the title role.
    A fairly run of the mill number, it portrays Andersen as a cobbler - which he never was. Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark in 1805, and although he worked briefly as a weaver's apprentice, he published his first literary work, a short story called The Ghost At Palnatoke's Grave, in 1822, and before he was twenty-five his name had been established in his chosen field.
    Like the rest of the score, "Hans Christian Andersen" was written by Frank Loesser.

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