Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)

Album: Collection (1942)


  • According to Derek Scott in The Singing Bourgeois, the World War Two hit "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" was based on "Long, Long Ago" by the Nineteenth Century British composer Thomas Haynes Bayly. Although it is sometimes credited to the band leader Glenn Miller, it was actually written by Lew Brown, Sam Stept and Charlie Tobias. Widely recorded, it was sung by the Andrews Sisters in the 1942 film Private Buckaroo.

    Somewhat more uptempo than Bayly's earlier nostalgia piece, this was one of the countless feel-good songs churned out during the second great conflict of the Twentieth Century to boost morale rather than to rally round the flag. The brackets are optional as is the subtitle. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1942 {May 23rd} Glenn Miller's "Don' Sit Under The Apple Tree" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's 'National Best-Selling Retail Records' chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of National Best-Selling Singles Top 10 on May 23rd, 1942:
    At #3. "Jersey Bounce" by Benny Goodman
    #4. "Sleepy Lagoon" by Harry James
    #5. "Who Wouldn't Love You" by Kay Kyser
    #6. "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" by Russ Morgan
    #7. "One Dozen Roses" by Harry James
    #8. "Skylark" by Glenn Miller
    #9. "Miss You" by Bing Crosby
    #10. "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" by Harry James
    * Glenn Miller's "Don' Sit Under The Apple Tree" featured Marion Hutton and Tex Beneke & the Modernaires...
  • Charles Hollingswort from Leeds, AlTo Alex in London:this song was sung by the Andrews Sisters(Patty,Maxene and LaVerne Andrews)in the 1941 movie starring Bud Abbot and Lou Costello and was entitled "Buck Privates"
  • Reg from Kemptville, On, -Great harmonies!
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