"Marraige is Sublime"

by Collins and Harlan

This, one of the better nonsensical songs that this legendary pair ever recorded, was written by a pair of Tin Pan Alley giants - Gus Edwards, who also co-wrote "In My Merry Oldsmobile" and "By The Light of the Silvery Moon", and Alfred Bryan, co-author of "Peg O' My Heart" and "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine". The song had been in a Broadway musical revue "Mr. Bluebeard" which opened in January 1903 (see the Internet Broadway Database for details). Arthur Collins helped write the show, so it was only natural that Collins should record it with Byron Harlan at Edison Labs in March of 1903. The puns are awful, but the observations about typical married life are as true today as they were a hundred years ago. This 2-minute cylinder has some mold spots on it, but some careful noise reduction has alleviated the worst of it. This is a fun record.
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