|Music by||Harry Warren|
|Lyrics by||Al Dubin & Johnny Mercer|
|Source||Garden of the Moon (movie)|
|Publisher||Warner Bros. Inc.|
"Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish" was written by Harry Warren, Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer, and first appeared in the 1938 film "Garden of the Moon" where it was performed (with several extra verses) by a turban-wearing big band, and a drag "girlfriend." The song was recorded in 1960 by lounge artist Martin Denny, and was sung by Porky Pig in the 1940 Warner Brothers cartoon "Ali Baba Bound."