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Alexander's Ragtime Band
Words and Music by Irving Berlin - 1911
Number 3 on the Hit Parade in 1938, played for 9 weeks.
C -          C7 F Dm7      G7
C - D7 G7
C -          C7 F Dm7      G7
C          C7 F       F#dim C        G7 C           C7
F - C7 F
Bb - - -
F - - -
C G7 C -
F - C7 F
Bb - - -
F7 - Bb Fdim
F - C7     (C7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Verse is in the key of C, chorus is in F.
Oh, ma honey, Oh, ma honey, Better hurry and let's meander,
Ain't you goin', Ain't you goin', To the leader man ragged meter man?
Oh, ma honey, Oh, ma honey, Let me take you to Alexander's
Grand stand, brass band, Ain't you comin' a long?
Come on and hear, Come on and hear, Alexander's Ragtime Band,
Come on and hear, Come on and hear, It's the best band in the land,
They can play a bugle call like you never heard before, So natural that you want to go to war;
That's just the bestest band what am, honey lamb,
Come on a long, Come on a long, Let me take you by the hand,
Up to the man, Up to the man, who's the leader of the band,
And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime,
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's Ragtime Band.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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