The Fountain in the Park
sheet music cover.
The Fountain in the Park, also known as While Strolling Through (or Thru') the Park One Day, is a song by Ed Haley (1862-1932), published in 1884 by Willis Woodward & Co. of New York, but dating from about 1880. It is best known for the being the source of the tune that contains the lyric "While strolling through the park one day, in the merry merry month of May," and has been featured in numerous films, including Strike Up the Band (1940), in which it was sung by Judy Garland.
Apollo XVII (1972)
A few bars of The Fountain in the Park were sung on the Moon by NASA Astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan on the Apollo 17 mission. Schmitt started by singing "I was strolling on the Moon one day..." when Cernan joined in. Cernan kept with the original "merry month of May", however, while Schmitt sang "December", which was the actual date at the time. After a brief debate, Schmitt resumed, singing "When much to my surprise, a pair of bonny eyes..." until he could no longer remember the lyrics and began vocalizing the notes instead. Moments later, Capsule Communicator Robert A. Parker cut in from Houston, saying "sorry about that, guys, but today may be December."
The song was used in The Nifty Nineties (Mickey Mouse), Baby Puss (Tom and Jerry), Elmer's Pet Rabbit (Bugs Bunny), and Treehouse of Horror III (The Simpsons). The Real Ghostbusters started singing it in an episode titled, "Very Beast Friends." Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1962 album The Chipmunk Songbook. In Hanna-Barbera cartoons, it featured in a Top Cat episode titled "The Missing Heir" and more earlier, a Flintstones episode titled "The Hot Piano" featured Barney Rubble (voiced by Mel Blanc) playing the song with the shop assistant, much to Fred Flintstone's annoyance. The song was used as background music in the Animaniacs episode "Potty Emergency". And Singing Shield was singing in Sabrina: The Animated Series in the episode "Xabrina: Warrior Princess".
- ^  Not to be confused with the blind fiddler and composer, Ed Haley (1885-1951)
- ^ Michael Kilgariff (1998) Sing Us One of the Old Songs: A Guide to Popular Song 1860-1920, page 102
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Central Kentucky News
Central Kentucky News
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:51:59 -0800
The plan for the project, which came about after the fountain in the park began leaking several years ago, was developed, reviewed and accepted by several downtown groups who have an operational interest in the function and layout for the park ...
Journal and Courier
Journal and Courier
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:59:45 -0800
This included whether to keep the fountain in the park add more parking and reduce the size of the lagoon among other ideas. The survey is a chance for residents to provide input by answering questions regarding what enhancements they'd like to see and ...
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:12:26 -0800
The fountain is to be 18 feet tall and would closely resemble the fountain in the park from decades ago. Silver and Reichert said Bill Underwood, president of Mercer University, has offered to pay for the fountain's $16,500 annual maintenance cost.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:02:21 -0700
They have also arranged for the installation of pink lighting at the fountain in the park. In addition, borough council members recently approved the authority's request to purchase time on the borough-owned parking meters along Main Street and its ...
My Eastern Shore
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:54:34 -0700
Ironman Village was erected at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge Wednesday, where registration for Saturday's Maryland Ironman began Thursday. The race finish line near the fountain in the park. Bleachers are the finish line are for VIP ticket holders.
Courier & Press
Courier & Press
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:25:51 -0800
JESSICA TEZAK / COURIER & PRESS Reverend of Greater Norris Chapel, Charles Johnson, speaks to marchers at as they gather at the fountain in the park afteran organized march in response to the events in Ferguson, Mo., near First Baptist Church in ...
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Fri, 09 May 2014 11:08:27 -0700
The festival also provides entertainment for those attending including Kenny Graves from WHEP Radio Baldwin AM 1310 & FM 92.5. as a DJ and live music at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a church service by the fountain in the park at 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:00:32 -0700
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