“The Umpire Is A Most Unhappy Man,” performed by Edward M. Favor

This piece is from an old musical comedy entitled The Umpire, which was a big success in 1905 Chicago, when baseball was particularly growing in popularity across the nation.  The lyrics to this tune are by Will Hough and Frank Adams, and the music was written by Joseph Howard.  I cannot seem to find any further information regarding the musical itself today, but this recording of “The Umpire Is A Most Unhappy Man” is quite amusing.

If you’d like to see the sheet music for the tune, you can click on this image:

The Umpire musical

Enjoy!

 



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