Song: Last Round-Up, The

Written by Billy Hill

Ace country/pop songwriter Billy Hill wrote THE LAST ROUND-UP in 1933, the year it became a smash in seven different versions. First recorded by tenor Joe Morrison with the big band of George Olsen (that version soared to No. 1 and stayed there for nine weeks!), this mournful ballad was performed on Broadway in the "Ziegfeld Follies Of 1934" and featured in cowboy star Gene Autry’s films The Singing Hill and Don’t Fence Me In. Hit recordings include those by Guy Lombardo (No. 1), Done Bestor (No. 2), Victor Young (No. 3), Gene Autry (No. 12), and Conrad Thibault (No. 18). The Sons of the Pioneers performed the tune for about ten years before recording their 1947 version.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Rex Allen and Victor Young save license this
recording details  Gene Autry save license this
recording details  Bing Crosby save license this
recording details  Burl Ives save license this
recording details  Dean Martin save license this
recording details  Jimmie Rodgers save license this
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