A Marshmallow World

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"A Marshmallow World" (sometimes called "It's a Marshmallow World") is a popular song that was written in 1949 by Carl Sigman (lyrics) and Peter DeRose (music). The song is about winter and is commonly regarded as a Christmas song, although the lyrics make no mention of the holiday.

The song was first a hit for Bing Crosby (backed by the Lee Gordon Singers and Sonny Burke and his Orchestra). Crosby's version, recorded in 1950,[1] peaked at number 24 on the pop singles chart in January 1951.[2] Other artists who recorded the song in 1950 included Ray Anthony, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Arthur Godfrey, Vaughn Monroe and Dean Martin.

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  1. ^ "A Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 112. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ Rettig, James (November 11, 2014). "Hear Karen O Sing "Marshmallow World" In Target's New Christmas Ad". Stereogum. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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