The More We Get Together

"The More We Get Together" is a traditional American children's song. Like "Did You Ever See a Lassie?", its tune was taken from a 1679 Viennese tune by Marx Augustin, "Oh du lieber Augustin".

LyricsEdit

The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together, the happier we'll be!
'Cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends,
The more we get together the happier we'll be!

In popular cultureEdit

 
An Ancient Order of Froth Blowers handkerchief, a humorous British charitable organisation, with the lyrics "The more we are together.."
  • British songwriters Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly, under the pseudonym Irving King, claimed authorship in 1926 as the official song of the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers, with lyrics, "...The more we are together the merrier we'll be..."[1] King said it was "founded on an old air".
  • The first trailer club in the United States, the Tin Can Tourists organized in 1919, adopted this as their official song and still use it today at New Member Orientations.
  • Dick Powell with "The Foursome" recorded the song for Decca in 1939.[2]
  • The song was used, along with other languages translations, as international fraternity song by the Scout movement since the first half of the XX century.
  • Curad used the tune in their 1960's "ouchless" bandage jingle.
  • In 1976, Children's music artist Raffi released it as a single from the Singable Songs For the Very Young album, and as his signature song.
  • The song was used in the Kidsongs video released in 1989: "A Day at Camp".
  • The song was used by Barney the dinosaur to reconcile Kathy and Min in the Barney & Friends episode "Caring Means Sharing".
  • The children of Springfield Elementary School sang "Hail To The Bus Driver" to the tune of the song in The Simpsons episode "The Otto Show".
  • The song was used in a UK advert for Wrigley's Extra chewing gum in 2006.
  • The theme song of the Singaporean show Together played the tune at the beginning and end of the theme song. It is also played at the interlude.
  • In 2011, the song was included in Sony Handycam Projector series camcorder commercial, with some modified lyrics.
  • In August 2013, Subway New Zealand used the tune to advertise their Limited Time $5 Lunch Deals.
  • In 2014, a rendition of the song was played in the trailer for version 1.1 of Goat Simulator.
  • In 2021, the song was used in a television advertisement for Abbott Laboratories' BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid antigen home test kit.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers Anthem". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. ^ "Good Fellows Medley". Internet Archive. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-08-04.