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Waltz rage: Edward M. Favor sings I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz".

I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz"

 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9806
Category Comic song
Title I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz"
Performed by Edward M. Favor
Circa April 1908
Announcement "I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote 'The Merry Widow Waltz', sung by Edward M. Favor.   Edison record."
 

Enjoy this comic song as Favor's protagonist is waltzed nearly maniacal.

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9806   I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz" Edward M. Favor
    Charlie took his Lizzie to see "The Merry Widow."   The "waltz" was so entrancing that it set her dancing, and she waltzed the shoes off her feet.   The various members of the family and sundry other occupants of the flat also caught the fever.   Charlie was finally driven to longing for an opportunity to wreak vengeance upon the author of the now famous waltz.   Part of the song is set to strains from the "Merry Widow Waltz."   Mr. Favor's rendition is very amusing and entertaining.   The Record will be close to the top of the April list.   Orchestra accompaniment.   Music, Seymour Furth; words, Edgar Selden; publisher, Shapiro, New York.
— February 1908 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the April records]

Interested in hearing other wax cylinder recordings by and learning more about Edward M. Favor?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
04/2009 Jingles, Jokes and Rhymes Comic song Edward M. Favor 1906
09/2002 McGinty at the Living Pictures Comic song Edward M. Favor 1906
05/2010 Mother's Twilight Song Song Edward M. Favor 1894
04/2006 Near It - Very Near It Comic song Edward M. Favor 1894-1895

                                       


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