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Strike Up The Band!
Words by Ira Gershwin, Music by George Gershwin - 1927
Bb - Bdim -
F7 - Bb Ab            Bb7
Eb - Edim -
Bb7 - Eb -               Ebm6
Bb              Bb6 Bb            Eb Am             D7 Am           D7
Gm             C7 Gm           C7 F7 -
Bb - Dm7           G7 -
Cm7           Gm Em            F7 Bb -          (F7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Let the drums roll out!  Let the trumpet call!
While the people shout!  Strike up the band!
Hear the cymbals ring!  Callin' one and all,
To the Martial swing, Strike up the band!
There is work to be done, to be done!  There's a war to be won, to be won!
Come on you son of a son of a gun!  Take your stand!
With our Flag unfurled for a brave new world!
Hey, Leader, strike up the band!
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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