When the Moon Comes over the Mountain

"When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" is a popular song, published in 1931, and credited as written by Howard Johnson, Harry M. Woods, and Kate Smith.[1] As Johnson is primarily known as a lyricist and Woods, when collaborating with lyricists, primarily wrote music, the actual apportionment of the credits would be likely to be music by Woods, lyrics by Johnson, and possibly some small contribution by Smith in order to give her a share of royalty income.

"When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain[1]"
Single by Kate Smith with Ben Selvin Orchestra
B-sideIf I Have to Go on Without You[2]
PublishedFebruary 28, 1931 (1931-02-28) by Robbins Music Corp., Inc., New York[1]
ReleasedSeptember 1931 (1931-09)[3]
RecordedAugust 17, 1931 (1931-08-17)[4]
StudioColumbia Records, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York City
GenrePop music
LabelColumbia 2516-D[2]
Songwriter(s)Kate Smith
Composer(s)Harry M. Woods[1]
Lyricist(s)Howard E. Johnson[1]

In popular culture Edit

This song was hummed by Groucho Marx during the breakfast scene in the 1935 film A Night at the Opera.

In the Three Stooges film short "Dizzy Doctors" from 1937 Moe Howard gets on a PA system and says "Hello everybody, we just brought the moon over the mountain." in reference to this song.

This is the song that Kate Smith sang for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth when they visited the White House in 1939.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "COLUMBIA 78rpm numerical listing discography: 2500-D to 3000-D". 78discography.com. Retrieved 2022-12-09.
  2. ^ "Columbia 2516-D (10-in. double-faced)". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved 2022-12-09.
  3. ^ "Columbia matrix W151736. When the moon comes over the mountain / Kate Smith". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved 2022-12-09.