Pre Broadway  30th June - 7th September 1940
Broadway  11th September 1940 - 1st February 1941
Tour  27th August - 8th November 1941
Al's songs

Don't Let It Get You Down

The Lone Rider medley : Swanee, Sonny Boy etc.


The show was about a singing cowboy who is sent out west. The score was by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg.

There was no script for the scene when Jolson as "The Lone Rider" sang all his old hits over the airwaves. 

Reviews It's all right folks. Hold On To Your Hats has arrived at the Shubert where it opened last evening and the musical comedy season has begun with enormous gusto. For this is the show that is bringing Al Jolson back to Broadway after an absense of 9 years. If you think you have lost some of the old fondness for him during the interim, prepare for a present surprise. He is a little older now, his hair is a little thinner. But none of the warmth has gone out of his singing and none of the gleam has departed from his storytelling. (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times)