Alexander's Ragtime Band

We all know how excited we get when we find great new music.  Irving Berlin captured that sentiment perfectly in his first big hit song written in 1911 during the ragtime craze.  From Red's award-winning Favorite Sing Along Songs.

Alexander's Ragtime Band

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 the bugle call like you've never heard before
So natural that you want to go to war
That's just the bestest band what am, my little honey lamb

Come on along, come on along
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 want to hear "Old Swannee River" played in ragtime
Come on and hear, come on and hear
Alexander's ragtime band

by Irving Berlin

© 1911 Irving Berlin  Copyright renewed international Copyright secured. Used by permission.

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