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On The Good Ship Lollipop
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“On the Good Ship Lollipop” was the trademark song of child actress Shirley Temple. Temple first sang it in the 1934 movie Bright Eyes. Contrary to popular belief, the ship in the song is an aircraft. In the song, the “Good Ship Lollipop” travels to a candy land. There is a direct reference to an aeroplane in the song: “Someday I’m going to fly/I’ll be a pilot, too...“. The song was composed by Richard A. Whiting and lyrics were supplied by Sidney Clare. 500,000 copies of the sheet music, published by Sam Fox Publishing Company were sold, and a recording by Mae Questel (the cartoon voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl) reputedly sold more than 2 million copies.
James Dunn, who appeared with Temple as she sang the song in Bright Eyes, performed his own rendition of the song... Read on...
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Popular in Classic (See Charts): Ataka Mix 2005.