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I Was Married Up in the Air (TTBB Barbershop MIDI)
 
I was recently asked to transcribe an old recording of this little known novelty number from 1922 written by Bob Miller and Jack Rock and originally recorded by tenor Billy Murray. It was sung as part of a medley by 1985 Barbershop Quartet Champions New Addition, arranged by Tom Gentry. The original has four verses. This version has verses 1, 2, and 4.

Romeo won Julie  on her balcony

That was in the good old days of long ago

Girlies have been courted in ways that may seem strange

But I've been always looking for a change,

So when I was ready to wed my lady fair

We took an aeroplane and went up there


I was married up in the air way up above in the clouds

When went up as two, we came down as one

When when I hit the earth that's when my troubles begun

If I'd known what I was doing when I took that fatal flop

I'd have taken her up seven miles and then just let her drop!

I was married up in the air, I've been up in the air every since we wed


I was married up in the air way up above in the clouds

I took up a peach, we came down a pair,

But the apple of my eye is now a lemon, I swear!

For our wedding supper we went down to dine with all the swells

But the dumbbell ate the oysters first and then chewed up the shells!

I was married up in the air, I've been up in the air ever

Since I was married to that wonderful marvelous gal of mine!


(This song is in the Public Domain)