Song: Chestnut Tree, The
“The Chestnut Tree” hit No. 12 on the charts in 1939 for saxophonist Hal Kemp and was also recorded by bandleader Glenn Miller. The song was written in 1938 by Jimmy Kennedy, Tommie Connor and Hamilton Kennedy and initially found popularity in Britain. Lawrence Welk recorded the version featured on this website in 1939 for the American Recording Corporation.