Married with Children Theme Song

1987-1997; or “Married… with Children”

The theme song for Married with Children is a famous Sinatra song. It was originally used by Frank Sinatra in 1955 for the television production of Our Town, a play by Thornton Wilder. “Love and Marriage,” the song’s official title, was recorded twice by Sinatra—in 1955 for Capitol Records, and in 1965 for Reprise Records. The first was used for Married with Children.

Although popularized by Frank Sinatra, “Love and Marriage” was written by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Jimmy Van Heusen (music). Both Cahn and Van Heusen, legendary American musicians, have passed away.

A 2009 digital remaster of “Love and Marriage” is available for download at

Married with Children theme song lyrics

Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can’t have one without the other

Love and marriage, love and marriage
It’s an institute you can’t disparage
Ask the local gentry
And they will say it’s elementary

Try, try, try to separate them
It’s an illusion
Try, try, try, and you will only come
To this conclusion

Love and marriage

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