Monday, September 27, 2010

Minnie the Mermaid

Sung by Larry Hooper on the Lawerence Welk Show! The song Minnie the Mermaid was first recorded in 1930 by the Bernie Cummings Orchestra. There are several versions out there if you enjoy the song (the Disney band Firehouse Five Plus Two has an instrumental version on their album Goes to Sea) and most of them can be downloaded on Amazon.

I believe the same Minnie is mentioned in the song Whale of a Tale from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. If not, it is interesting that both song writers came up with the name Minnie for their mermaids. Was Minnie a very popular name then? Obviously Walt used it for Minnie Mouse.
And speaking of Minnie (the mermaid) Mouse....


  1. There was also Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher", but she was something altogether different.

    Nice post. "I forgot my troubles, there amongst the bubbles."

  2. I can't believe I forgot that song!



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