Song of the Day: Leroy Anderson, “The Typewriter”

Composer Leroy Anderson was born on this day in 1908. He wrote a number of light orchestral pieces that have since become classics, including "Syncopated Clock," "Sleigh Ride," Blue Tango," and "The Typewriter," which was a hit in 1953.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Leroy Anderson, “The Typewriter”

  1. Hi John – this is brilliant … loved hearing it here, I’m sure I’ve heard it elsewhere, but not in context – so thank you. Cheers Hilary


  2. Always enjoyed this tune. I saw Jerry Lewis do a scene with this dong and, I have yo admit, it made me laugh. Nope, there is 0 French in me.


    1. Channel 7 in Chicago would have Jerry Lewis Week on their 3:30 movie.The timeslot was 90 minutes and they had about a helf hour’s worth of commercials, so at most you’d get an hour of the movies. Unfortunately, the movies were only 90 minutes long, anyway…

      Anderson was the master of short orchestral pieces. Many of them were recorded by the Boston Pops under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, who would have Anderson on to conduct while Fiedler played the typewriter.


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