Bessie the Heifer

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"Bessie The Heifer"
Song by Jimmy Dickens
Released 1950
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Dickens, Boudleaux Bryant

"Bessie The Heifer" is an American country-western novelty song written by Jimmy Dickens and Boudleaux Bryant.[1] Performed by Dickens, the song was released by Columbia in 1951 (Columbia 20786).[2] The song was one of Billboard Magazine's Country And Western Disk Jockey Picks shortly after it was released.[3] The song has been performed by other musicians such as Wayne Newton and Grant Rogers. Newton sang the song on a 1965 episode of The Lucy Show, "Lucy Discovers Wayne Newton." The song (and a parody of it called Melvin the Mollusk)[4] was performed many times at The Adventurers Club in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World.


  1. ^ Songwriters Hall Of Fame: Boudleaux Bryant
  2. ^ The Billboard Magazine, March 17, 1951, page 100.
  3. ^ The Billboard Magazine, March 3, 1951, page 30.
  4. ^ Adventurers Club - New Member Welcome Party on YouTube

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