The Hanging Tree (Marty Robbins song)

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The Hanging Tree is a western ballad from the 1959 movie The Hanging Tree. It was scored by Max Steiner and written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston, [1] who received nominations for the Laurel Awards and the Academy Awards in 1960. The text is a short reference to the film's story. [2]

Marty Robbins recording

"The Hanging Tree" was performed by Marty Robbins in the film's opening credits. [3] It was featured on the 1999 CD reissue of Robbins' album, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. [4] "The Hanging Tree" peaked at number 15 on the US, Hot C&W Sides chart. [5] Crossing over to the US, Hot 100, it peaked at number 38. [6]

Accolades

Cover versions

References

  1. ^ "Marty Robbins - The Hanging Tree". 45cat.com. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ Sayrs, Elizabeth P. (1 March 2003). "Narrative, Metaphor, and Conceptual Blending in "The Hanging Tree"". Music Theory Online. 9 (1).
  3. ^ "The Hanging Tree". IMDb.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Marty Robbins – Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (1999, CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 293.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 712.
  7. ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010.
  8. ^ "The Hanging Tree". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 25 April 2021.