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The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (musical variety)

    (NBC Daytime,   1955 - 1957;
     NBC Primetime, 1956 - 1961;
     ABC Daytime,   1962 - 1965)

    [aka: "The Ford Show";

     Tennessee Ernie Ford was a bass-baritone whose songs included
     a wide range from country to religious ballads; He got his
     start as a TV host on a local Los Angeles TV show called 
    "Hometown Jamboree"; There were three incarnations of his show:
     The NBC daytime show also included comedienne Molly Bee; the
     nighttime variety show was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company,
     and was also called "The Ford Show", and included the Voices
     of Walter Schumann with Harry Geller's Orchestra; The final 
     ABC daytime show also featured vocalists Dick Noel and 
     Anita Gordon.]


Theme 1: "Ernie's Theme"

     Composer: Jack Fascinato (ASCAP)
                   [pseudonym of Arthur L. Fascinato]

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart"

     Composers: Harry Max Geller (ASCAP/BMI) and
                Shirley Henry (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Glenwood Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Glenwood Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc. 
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Aug. 19, 1957; Eu 489 298.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 10, 1985; RE-234-557.

     Recordings:


Closing Theme 3: "God Be With You (Till We Meet Again)"

    [aka: "God Be With You";

     a copyrighted adaptation/arrangement of a traditional Prayer
     of Benediction, based upon text written by Jeremiah E. Rankin
     who lived between 1828 - 1904.]

     Adapters: Harry Max Geller (ASCAP/BMI) and
               Ernest J. ("Tennessee Ernie") Ford (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Glenwood Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Glenwood Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc. 
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date [of arrangement]: March 10, 1958; Eu 514 357.
     Renewal   Date [of arrangement]: Jan.   9, 1986; RE-279-535.

     Recordings:


Closing Theme 4: "You're Ahead In A Ford"

    [Above is the title as filed for copyright in 1957;
     aka: "You're Ahead In A Ford All The Way";
     ASCAP title: "Ford Jingle";

     Lewis Allen who composed this memorable jingle used during
     the mid 1960s to close the "Ford Show", was also a composer
     of various patriotic songs including "These Are The Times
     (That Try Men's Souls)" a well-known choral arrangement,
     and "The House I Live In" which Frank Sinatra recorded 
     in 1942 and made into a short film during World War II]

     Composer: Lewis Allan (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Abel Meeropol]

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2002 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2002
                      ASCAP ACE database]

    [words & music credited to the J. Walter Thompson Co.;
     Copyright by the "Ford Motor Company"]:
     Copyright Date: Oct. 28, 1957; Eu 500 497.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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