[78-L] Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine
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Thu Jun 11 12:26:34 PDT 2015
Just brought home a huge collection of cylinders and found many with printed notes about
the enclosed cylinder. Maybe I've led a sheltered life, but these are the first I've seen. Here
is my favorite enclosed with BA 1949 - "Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine" by Billy
Murray and Ada Jones:
"This song, which far surpasses in popularity any other Bryan has written, originated while he
and Fred Fischer were witnessing the aerial flights at Belmont Park, New York. Fischer missed
Bryan in the crowd; he searched but could not find him, until at last he discovered him off in the
grass scribbling on a piece of paper. "I've got it, I've got it," exclaimed Bryan as Fischer
approached. "Just come with me and you shall witness the flight of the greatest song you ever
heard." Seeking a piano, "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" was soon composed and in
less than three months has swept the country as one of the biggest recent hits."
Just thought I'd share this as I think it's really cool!
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