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McNamara's Band
Words by John J. Stamford, Music by Shamus O'connor - 1917
 Verse:
F - - -
C7 F              Dm G7 C7
F - - -
C7 F G7            C7 F              C7
 Chorus:
F - - -
C7 F              Dm G7 C7
F - - -
C7 F              Dm G7            C7 F
 Instrumental:
F - C7 -
- - F -
- - Gm -             Ddim
C7            F#dim C7 F -        (C7 to verse)
8-beat intro.  Play 2-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 6/8 time.
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Verse:
Oh!, me name is McNamara, I'm the Leader of the Band.  
Although we're few in numbers, we're the finest in the land.
We play at wakes and weddin's, and at every fancy ball,  
And when we play the funerals we play the march from "Saul."
 
Chorus:
Oh! the drums go bang, and the cymbals clang, and the horns they blaze away.  
McCarthy pumps the old bassoon while I the pipes do play.
And Hennessey Tennessey tootles the flute, and the music is somethin' grand.  
A credit to old Ireland is McNamara's Band!
 
Instrumental:
(16 cells with no words)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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