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1949 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Song Sheet Music Johnny Marks Gene Autry

1949 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Song Sheet Music Johnny Marks Gene Autry

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Genre : [Movies & TV]
MPN : [Does Not Apply]
Instrument : [Piano & Voice, Acoustic Guitar]
Popular, by Decade : [40s]
Country/Region of Manufacture : [United States]
Classical Type : [Piano]
Format : [Sheet Music]
Year : [1949]
Skill Level : [Intermediate]
Country of Manufacture : [United States]
UPC : [Does not apply]
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1949 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Song Sheet Music Johnny Marks Gene Autry 

This is a pre owned vintage printing of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer that is likely from a very early printing.  The original price of 40 cents is less than any of the other versions listed on Ebay, so I would think that this may be one of the very first printings from 1949-1950.  The sheet music is clean, but there is a crease as shown in the photos at the upper right corner and a small tear on the cover.

In 1939 Johnny Marks' brother-in-law, Robert L. May, created the character Rudolph as an assignment for Montgomery Ward, and Marks decided to adapt the story of Rudolph into a song.  Johnny Marks was a radio producer who also wrote several other popular Christmas songs.

The song had an added introduction, paraphrasing the poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" which was public domain by the time the song was written, listing the names of the eight reindeer:

"You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen,
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?"

The song was sung commercially by crooner Harry Brannon on New York City radio in early November 1949,and recorded by Gene Autry whose record hit No. 1 in the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949.  Autry's version of the song also holds the distinction of being the only chart-topping hit to fall completely off the chart after reaching No. 1.  The official date of its No. 1 status was for the week ending January 7, 1950, making it the very first No. 1 song of the 1950s.
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