My Grandfather's Clock - Tennesse Ernie Ford 1959

Clock Trivia - "My Grandfather's Clock" was first published in 1922.  These renditions are sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, and Burl Ives.

Sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford
               Johnny Cash
               Burl Ives

Tennesse Ernie Ford - The booming baritone voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford was best known for his 1955 cover of Merle Travis' grim coal-mining song "Sixteen Tons," watered down by the dulcet strains of a Hollywood studio orchestra but retaining its innate seriousness thanks to the sheer power of Ford's singing. But there was more to Tennessee Ernie Ford than that. Over his long career, Ford sang everything from proto-rock & roll to gospel, recorded over 100 albums, and earned numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. His popularity and recognition transcended country music, and he was among the earliest and most successful "crossover" artists to come out of country music.
Johnny Cash - the Man in Black, was a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose music innovatively mixed country, rock, blues and gospel influences. Born in 1932 in Arkansas, Johnny Cash grew up in a poor farming community and joined the Air Force in 1950. He co-founded a band following his discharge, and within a few years Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two had scored hits with songs like "Walk the Line".
Burl Ives - Actor and singer Burl Ives recorded more than 100 albums during his lifetime. His hits include “Frosty the Snowman” and “The Blue Tail Fly.”  Burl Ives was born on June 14, 1909, in Jasper County, Illinois. He learned Scottish, English and Irish ballads from his grandmother and he later hitchhiked around the U.S. collecting songs. He recorded more than 100 albums with hits such as “Big Rock Candy Mountain” and “Frosty the Snowman.” A respected actor, he also appeared on Broadway and in films such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and East of Eden.

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