You Can't Get Along With 'em or Without 'em (You've Got
To Have 'em, That's All)
by Fred Fisher (music) and Grant
Novelty songs about the battle of the sexes are not new
-- and this item, around a century old, is proof positive of that
statement. Characteristically sung by the bemused male, there are
nearly enough of these to represent a genre. Regarding "You Can't
Get Along With 'em or Without 'em (You've Got To Have 'em, That's All),
we have to admit that this looks a little hard to fit into a musical
line. But never underestimate the ingenuity of Tin Pan Alley in
making things like this happen. Fred Fisher and Grant Clarke
certainly pulled it off!
We are happy to offer the original sheet music of You
Can't Get Along With 'em or Without 'em for download as a PDF file. The download
includes the colorful original cover, and the price is $3.50. Charge
it to your credit card or PayPal account.
Thanks to the Library of Congress, you can stream the
Victor Record recording of this classic. The tenor in this
performance is Billy Murray, and the orchestra is conducted by Walter B.
We're still a little amazed that this unwieldy title fit
the music. But we admit that we sort of like it. Do you? Want to try it on your own piano
(or other period-appropriate musical instrument)?
Perhaps that old upright piano in your own front parlor? Then, by
all means, get the sheet