Rock-a-Bye Bangtail


  • Written for the 1949 Paramount Pictures film, Sorrowful Jones. Directed by Sidney Lanfield, starring Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and William Demarest.
  • A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
  • Sung by Bob Hope and Mary Jane Saunders.

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