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The Trolley Song
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“The Trolley Song” is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis. The song was inspired by a picture of a trolleycar in a children’s picture book.
Blane and Martin were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1945 Academy Awards, for “The Trolley Song” but lost to “Swinging on a Star” from Going My Way. “The Trolley Song” was ranked #26 by the American Film Institute in 2004 on the 100 Years... 100 Songs list. The song as conducted by Georgie Stoll for Meet Me in St. Louis has a very complex, evocative arrangement by Conrad Salinger featuring harmonized choruses, wordless vocals, and short highlights or flourishes from a wide range of orchestral instruments. When the song was... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ Clang, clang, clang went the trolley ... Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings ... Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer ♫
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