Glow Little Glow Worm

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Also known as "The Glow Worm", the song was originally written and performed by Paul Lincke's operatta. The song was originally in German, but was translated into English and then, became a popular American song. The original English translation was done by Lilla Cayley Robinson.

The best known recorded version was by The Mills brothers with the Hal McIntyre orchestra in 1952.

The song's lyrics may be bit confusing, since a firefly is not a worm, but this may have been lost in translation from German to English. When Johnny Mercer translated the song, he used an animal that all Americans could identify with, the firefly.

Another part of the song that would confuse today's audience would be "You've got a cute little pocket mazda, which you can make both slow and fasta". The explanation to this is that prior to being a well-known automotive brand that arose in the 1970s, "Mazda" was a name trademarked by General Electric for a line of incandescent light bulbs.

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dgshfdj, Andorra

10 March 2014 at 10:52am

i will remain unknown i hate this song its awful but i like pussay

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Cathy, US

9 September 2013 at 6:45pm

a firefly is a worm before it becomes winged it is a larva. It glows during this stage so this song should not be confusing to those that know this

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Beverly, United States

23 May 2013 at 3:58pm

Has Glow Worm been copyrighted?

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Jacob, United States

16 March 2013 at 1:20pm

Fun and joyful

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Daisy Stovall, United States

8 September 2012 at 2:51pm

That is a really great song for childrens that is a beautiful song

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Jo, Austria

27 November 2011 at 10:24pm

ok

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.