Hamm’s Jingle Writer Dies

Ernie Garven, who wrote the jingle for Hamm’s beer about the "land of sky-blue waters" (in 1952!), died last week at age 90.

Does anyone remember that jingle? Or even Hamm’s beer? I sure do, but I’m beginning to think I’m the only one. I busted out that song on somebody at work not too long ago, and they looked at me like I was crazy. They didn’t even recognize the Hamm’s name. Oh well.

For posterity, the words are:

From the land of sky blue waters (waters),
From the land of pines, lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm’s, the beer refreshing.


  1. ha! I remember the jingle! I remember seeing commercials for Hamms in the 70s. Also, a couple of years ago when i worked at a very small tavern on the Coos River, Hamms was the preferred beer. Not a place frequented by young hip people at all… but all the old locals drank Hamms exclusively.

  2. Yes, but there was a second verse that I can’t remember It started
    "Brewed where nature works her wonders (wonders)………
    Hamms the beer refreshing
    Can anyone fill in what is missing

  3. brewed where nature works her wonder
    aged for many moons,gently mellowed
    hamms the beer refreshing

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