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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.
Verse:
C -          C7 F Dm7      G7
C - D7 G7
C -          C7 F Dm7      G7
C          C7 F       F#dim C        G7 C           C7
Chorus:
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.
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Verse:
Oh, ma hon -ey, Oh, ma hon -ey, Bet -ter hur -ry and let's me -an -der,
Ain't you go -in', Ain't you go -in', To the lead -er man rag -ged me -ter man?
Oh, ma hon -ey, Oh, ma hon -ey, Let me take you to Al -ex -an -der's
Grand stand, brass band, Ain't you com -in' a long?
 
Chorus:
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Al -ex -an -der's Rag -time Band,
Come on and hear, Come on and hear, It's the best band in the land,
They can play a bu-gle call like you nev-er heard be-fore, So nat-ur-al that you want to go to war;
That's just the best-est band what am, hon-ey 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 lead-er of the band,
And if you care to hear the Swa-nee Riv-er played in rag-time,
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Al -ex -an -der's Rag -time Band.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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