Monday, March 2, 2009

The Cop On The Beat, The Man On The Moon, And Me

According to Cliff Gromer, Patrolman Tony Manisera's beat was near Market Street and PS 177 in the late 40's-early 50's. Tony sang this song at Cliff's 6th grade graduation.

from A 1933 Van Beuren film, Magic Mummy, featuring Tom and Jerry in which the duo are a pair of policemen (working the graveyard shift?) who are sent to investigate a stolen mummy. Their search leads them into underground world full of strange characters. The music features renditions of "The Cop on the Beat The Man in the Moon and Me" and "Sing (It's Good For You)". Bonnie Poe provides the voice of the singing mummy.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the composer of Cop on the beat..... and when it was released as sheet music? I would love to find a copy

Anonymous said...

The words were by J. P. Murray. Music by Al Goodhart & Al Hoffman
Copyright by Bourne Co.
There is a Barbershop arrangement available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.