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The Band Played On
Words by John F. Palmer,  Music by Charles B. Ward - 1895
 Verse (4/4):
G - Am -
D7 - G -
- - Am -
D7 - G -
Em Am B7 Em
A7   D D7
G   Am  
D7   G  
 Chorus (3/4):
G - - -
D7 - - -
- - - -
G - - -
- D7 G7 C
- - Am -
- Gdim G Em
A7 D7 G -  (D7 repeat chorus)
Note:  This song is in both 4/4 fox-trot time, and 3/4 waltz time. The verse is 4/4, the chorus is 3/4.
Verse:  8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell until you reach the chorus.
Chorus:  Play 3-beats for each cell and then repeat the chorus. 
Click here to play the chorus only (12-beat intro.)
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Verse:
Matt Ca - sey formed a so - cial club that beat the town for style,
And hired for a meet - ing place a hall.
When pay day came a - round each week,  They greased the floor with wax.
And danced with noise and vig - or at the ball.
Each Sat - ur - day you'd see them dressed up in Sun - day clothes,
Each lad would have his sweet - heart by his side.
When Ca - sey led the first grand march, They all would fall in line,
Be - hind the man who was their joy and pride.
 
Chorus:
Ca - sey would waltz with the straw - ber - ry blonde,
And the Band played on,
He'd glide cross the floor with the girl he a - dor'd,
And the Band played on,
But his brain was so load - ded it near - ly ex - plod - ed,
The poor girl would shake with a - larm.
He'd ne'er leave the girl with straw - ber - ry curls,
And the Band played on.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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