Peg O' My Heart
I love you,
Don't let us part . . .*
After 34 years, during which Peg had been done wrong by innumerable tenors, she was once again deep in the U.S. heart and high on the hit parade. Last week, for the second week, the late Fred Fisher's 1913 sentimental tune was the nation's jukebox favorite. Its revival had started with the Harmonicats, a Midwest mouth-organ trio, who recorded it, and a Chicago disc jockey named Eddie Hubbard, who plugged their recording into popularity.
Peg O' My Heart was grown in the same fertile Tin Pan Alley patch as Dardanella,...