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Wednesday: June 7, 2006

World’s Oldest Country Music Fan?

Filed under: — site admin @ 9:18 PM UTC

That would be 110-year-old Jutland veteran, Henry Allingham, “who once attributed his old age to ‘cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women’” (þ Harry’s Place). None of the first dozen or so commenters noticed that that was a direct quotation from the Sons of the Pioneers’ 1947 #5 hit “Cigareets [sic] and Whuskey [sic] and Wild Wild Women”: cf. disc four of Swinging Hollywood: Hillbilly Cowboys (Properbox 75). Perhaps there are other versions.

2 Comments

  1. Indeed there are. I learned the song as “Cigareets and Whiskey and Wild, Wild Josans” off an Oscar Brand record.

    Comment by Jim C. — Thursday: June 8, 2006 @ 4:47 PM UTC

  2. I misremembered. It was really “Cigareets and Sake and Wild, Wild Josans”

    Comment by Jim C. — Friday: June 9, 2006 @ 4:04 PM UTC

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