Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, April 12, 1957 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Cumberland Gap" is an Appalachian folk song that likely dates to the latter half of the 19th century and was first recorded in 1924. The song is typically played on banjo or fiddle, and well-known versions of the song include instrumental versions as well as versions with lyrics. A version of the song appeared in the 1934 book, American Ballads and Folk Songs, by folk song collector John Lomax. In 1957, the British musician Lonnie Donegan had a No. 1 UK hit with a skiffle version of "Cumberland Gap".

Cumberland Gap FAQs

Who sang Cumberland Gap?

Cumberland Gap was performed by Lonnie Donegan

What year did Cumberland Gap get to the UK number 1 spot?

Cumberland Gap first became a UK number 1 on Friday, April 12, 1957

How long was Cumberland Gap at number 1 in the UK?

Cumberland Gap spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.