“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!