John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

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John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too.

Whenever we go out,
The people always shout,
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

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Information About John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

This is a traditional children's song with an obscure origin, although it is believed that the song originated in the United States. Both the name Schmidt and the suffix Heimer are historically German. The song may be paying homage to the longer last names that can commonly be found in the German language. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt shows that a section of young English speakers, even today, find some northern European names to be funny sounding.

During boys or girls scout excursions or young children's communal outings this song is often sung. In Pennsylvania the song is a classic informal parade song. Each time a verse is sung, it is softer than the previous verse. The volume starts extremely loud and ends at just above a whisper. The melody for John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt has ties to Vaudeville. The Vaudeville genre was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Similar songs to John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt existed around the same time, but have since faded in popularity.

There is no record of an actual person named John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt is featured in many films including I Am Sam, RocketMan, In The Arm Now and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

More information about John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt may be found on Wikipedia.

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22 June 2015 at 11:45am

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22 June 2015 at 11:44am

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Rylan, United States

9 March 2015 at 12:54am

I'm 6 so I'm getting help from my gramps. I just learned the song and its fun to sing

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29 October 2014 at 3:47pm

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Faith, Jamaica Queens

7 October 2013 at 5:00pm

I just love this song, i sing it for every occasion, it brings cheers an blocked out dark times, thumbs up for the writer Great song

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Susana, Monterrey, México

24 September 2010 at 5:33am

You have been a great help making my English classes for young learners more fun! God bless you.

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Taylor, Coushatta/louisiana

5 September 2010 at 9:10pm

That is my brothers favorite song!

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Janany, United States

18 April 2010 at 6:29pm

I have been singing this song in school all the time

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Britany, Wakeforest

8 March 2010 at 11:51pm

who are you people!

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Cara&tori, Livingston

23 September 2009 at 10:37am

omg this song is actual amazinn, we love this song and we are going to sing it all day now, we are 13 and we like this, we are quite sad ! loveyee'z x

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Jacob, Minneapolis, Usa

10 March 2009 at 5:36pm

I used to listen to this song when i was just a liitle kid. I've always loved this song and wished my name was John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

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Jacob, Minneapolis, Usa

10 March 2009 at 5:32pm

I used to listen to this song in my youth and always loved it. I recently heard this song and memories a plenty came to my mind.

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Andrea, Phoenix, Arizona

31 January 2009 at 8:21pm

who is John Jacobheimer Schmidt? Well, who cares i like the song too!

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Tabitha, Costa Mesa, Usa

10 January 2009 at 1:43am

Heart This Song, we used to sing it way back in grade-school... my friend brought it up and we loved it all over again! :)

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Dana Al Munairi, Kuwait

13 November 2008 at 6:49pm

WOW! I just looooove this song!

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