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"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" is an English-language traditional children's song. Its precise origins are obscure. Some evidence suggests that the song has its origins in vaudeville and theatre acts performed within the European immigrant communities living in America in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
We have found little information about the origin of this song. Any estimate as to its year of origin on our part is a broad guess.
The earliest known published reference to this song is in E. O. Harbin's 1927 book Parodology (Nashville: Cokesbury Press). In this reference, the third of the four names of the central figure is changed. His full name in this reference is: "John Jacob Guggenheimer Schmidt."
Variations on the lyrics of the song exist. A popular version is:
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too.
Whenever we go out,
The people always shout,
"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!"
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