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Columbo Sounds & Themes

In addition to the presence of Vito Scotti, Any Old Port In A Storm  contains another delightful first. This episode marked the introduction of the song " This Old Man" ( the children’s nick-nack-paddy-whacke tune), which Columbo hums while making a phone call at the winery. He hums it again in Candidate For Crime and the rest, as they say is history. The melody became as much a part of Columbo as the car, the dog and the wife.

It has become something like Columbo’s unofficial theme song. After a while,
the music arrangers started working the tune into the score of different episodes.
All of this reached a magnificent conclusion in Murder Under Glass. In amontage
scene, a parade of waiters serves a stunning array of food to a smiling Columbo, marching to the lively accompaniment of grandly arranged version of "This Old Man" ( although producer Richard Alan Simmons had wanted the "Colonel Bogey March" )

Falk - " I just used to like to sing it", he explained, "and one day it came out of Columbo. It’s a song that absolutely tickles me. I whistled it in a couple of shows.

RealAudio Columbo Sounds - Click here to Download the free RealAudio player

This sound clip is Columbo from Murder By The Book talking to Franklin (Jack Cassidy) - Select here to Download

This sound clip is Columbo from Etude In Black trying to find a name for Dog - Select here to Download

Columbo Sounds as wave files

This Plays The Old Columbo Theme Or Click to Select here to Download 
This Plays Columbo Saying "Just One More Thing" Or Click to Download

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