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.

4 Responses to Hamm’s Jingle Writer Dies

  1. pril says:

    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. Anonymous says:

    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. Anonymous says:

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

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you
    I’ve wanted to know that second verse for years.