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Teddy Bear's Picnic
Composer: John W. Bratton / Jimmy Kennedy

Played briefly by the Grateful Dead during tuning and delays. Also played by Nicky Hopkins with the Jerry Garcia Band in 1975. Performed and recorded by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the 1990's.

The tune of Teddy Bear's Picnic was written by John Walter Bratton in 1907 and originally called Teddy Bear's Two-Step. The lyrics were added by the Irish lyricist Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. The song, with lyrics, was a hit recording for the Henry Hall Orchestra in the UK in 1932.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Not For Kids Only, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 1993
info New Country: December 1994, Various Artists, 1994
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Jerry Garcia/David Grisman), 1995
info The Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 1998

The Dead

info Atlanta, GA - July 31, The Dead, 2003

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Henry Hall and his Orchestra with Val Rosing, 1932
no info Single, Josef Locke with orchestra, 1950
no info Single (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / The Teddy Bear's Picnic), Bing Crosby, 1950
no info Single, Ann Stephens, 195?
no info Single (Cuban Holiday / Teddy Bear's Picnic), Tommy Reilly, 1951
no info Single, Rosemary Clooney, 1952?
no info Children's Favorites, Rosemary Clooney, 1956
no info Clooney Tunes, Rosemary Clooney, 1957
no info Single ( Teddy Bear's Picnic/ Waltzing Matilda), , Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, 1960
no info Single (Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair/ Teddy Bear's Picnic), Jackie Lynton, 1962/3?
no info Ricochet, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1967
no info Single (The Teddy Bear's Picnic / Truly Right), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1967
no info Pure Dirt, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1969
no info Sweet Stavin Chain, Sweet Stavin Chain, 1970
info Songs For Ageing Children, Dave Van Ronk, 1973
no info There's a Hippo in My Tub, Anne Murray, 1979
no info Unbearable Bears, Kevin Roth, 1986
no info Kids' Stuff, The King's Singers, 1987
no info Peter & the Wolf, Dave Van Ronk, 1990
no info Silks & Rags, Great American Main St. Band, 1991
no info A Chrestomathy, Dave Van Ronk, 1992
no info Pure Imagination, Michael Feinstein, 1992
no info Beasties, Bumbershoots & Lullabies, Mike and Carleen McCornack, 1992
no info Small Fry: Capitol Sings Kids' Songs for Grownups, Various Artists (Frank De Vol), 1992
no info Cinema Organ, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Sidney Torch), 1993
no info Close Shave, Demon Barbers, 1994
no info All of the Seasons, Whiteley Brothers, 1995
no info Very Best of Kenny Ball, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, 1996
no info Hear My Song, Violetta: The EMI Recordings 1947-1955, Josef Locke, 1996
no info Brass Band Concert, Sellers Engineering Band, 1996
no info Le Cinema a 100 Ans, Various Artists (Sidney Torch), 1996
no info 1960-61; Great British Trad Jazzbands, Vol. 8, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, 1997
no info The Golden Age of Lounge, Ian Whitcomb, 1997
no info Mairzy Doats: 24 Great Comic Songs, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 1997
no info The Grand Old Circus Band, The Grand Old Circus Band, 1997
no info Great Moments, Kenny Ball, 1998
no info Memories of You, Rosemary Clooney, 1998
no info Music Goes Round & Round: 1932-1936, Henry Hall, 1998
no info The Picnic Party, Palm Court Theater Orchestra, 1998
no info Home in Pasadena: Very Best of Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, 1998
no info Songs from the Titanic Era , The New White Star Orchestra, 1998
no info Commercial Break: The Old Tunes from the New Ads, Various Artists (BBC Dance Orchestra), 1998
no info Here Come the Boys, Vol. 2: In My Imagination, Various Artists (Jackie Lynton), 1998
no info Circus Magic, Linda Arnold, 1998
no info Beary Camping Songs, Various Artists, 1998
no info Teddy Bear's Greatest Hits, Bill Shontz, 1998
no info On the Good Ship Lollipop, The Persuasions, 1999
no info Organ Contrasts, Various Artists, 1999
no info Frogs Toads & Eggplants, Sadie Green Sales Ragtime Jugband, 1999
no info The Best Kid's Party in the World...Ever!, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 1999
no info All Aboard..."The Runaway Train" -- Classic Tunes & Tales to Grow Up With, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 1999
no info Single (Teddy Bear's Picnic/Hush Hush Hush, Here Comes The Bogey Man), Henry Hall, 19??
no info Single (Happy Days March/ The Teddy Bears' Picnic), Arthur Pryor Band, 19??
no info Single (On The Good Ship Lollipop / Teddy Bear's Picnic), Addie Seamon, 19??
no info Single (Teddy Bear's Picnic / Parade of the Tin Soldiers), Reginald Dixon, 19??
no info Nights Of Gladness In the Palm Courts of the Thirties, Various Artists (Alfredo Campoli & His Salon Orchestra), 19??
no info Why Not Take All of Me?, Jackie Lynton, 2000
no info Folksongs & Bluegrass for Children, Phil Rosenthal, 2000
no info The Teddy Bears Picnic, George Foreman & The New Columbian Brass Band, 2000
no info From the Ritz to the Anchor & Crown, London Gay Mens' Chorus, 2000
no info Decca Years 1957-1962, Max Bygraves, 2000
no info All Favourites, Bad Manners, 2000
no info Vintage Children's Favorites, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2000
no info The Best Of Bad Manners, Bad Manners, 2000
no info That's Nice!, Ray Ellington, 2001
no info Glory: Live!, Crabmeat Thompson, 2001
no info Pye Jazz Anthology, Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen, 2002
info The First Lady of the Hammond Organ: Plays "Tico Tico" & Other Great Recordings, Ethel Smith, 2002
no info Music from the Singing Detective and More, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2002
no info There'll Always Be an England, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2002
no info Same Ol' Timeously, Baby Gramps, 2002
no info Beary Summer Fun, Mulbeary Singers, 2002
no info The Pye Jazz Albums, Kenny Ball & His Jazz Men, 2003
no info 1963: The Soundtrack, Various Artists (Jackie Lynton), 2003
no info That's What Little Girls Are Made Of, Various Artists (The Persuasions), 2003
no info Travel Song Sing Alongs, Kevin Roth, 2003
no info The Best of Vern Sutton, Vern Sutton, 2003
no info Stupidity, Bad Manners, 2003
no info When We Were Very Young, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2004
no info Collector's Mantovani, Vol. 2, Mantovani, 2004
no info Clooney Tunes/Bongo/The Adventures of Piccolo, Saxie and Company, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore & Victor Borge, 2004
no info Jazz Baby, Session 1, Various Artists (Rosemary Clooney), 2005
no info Mr. Blackpool, Reginald Dixon, 2005
no info Fun Stuff, Elaine Silver, 2005
no info For Children Everywhere, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2005
no info Children's Favourites, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2005
no info 20 Great Accordion Hits, Dermot O'Brien, 2005
no info Crabmeat for Kids, Crabmeat Thompson, 2005
no info Young at Heart, Cindy Fee & Eddie Angel, 2005
no info Dance Hall Days, Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys, 2005
no info Beary Fun Sing-Along, Mulbeary Singers, 2005
no info Rhapsody in Blue, Reginald Dixon, 2006
no info Goodnight Children Everywhere, Various Artists (Henry Hall), 2006
no info Dixon Requests, Vol. 1, Reginald Dixon, 200?
no info Dixon Requests Vol. 2, Reginald Dixon, 200?
no info Blackpool Switchback, Vol. 2, Reginald Dixon, 200?
no info I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside, Reginald Dixon, 2007
info Little Mo' McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, 2007
no info Four Decades Of Light Music, Various Artists, 2007
no info Music While You Work Volume 2, Various Artists, 2007

 
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