From 1953, and an under-the-counter 78rpm record, please enjoy the irrepressible Larry Lartz (in reality comedian and character actor Cliff Norton)...
...and perhaps the greatest ballad ever committed to magnetic tape.
This is no shit, indeed.
I should add that the orchestra is conducted and arranged by the future band leader of Johnny Carson's New York tenure on The Tonight Show, the equally irrespressible Skitch Henderson.
An old college housemate of mine had this on a bootleg LP in 1969 or 1970, and I have been looking for a copy of it ever since. Finally found it online last week.
Ain't the intertubes wonderful?