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Irving Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band Lyrics

Last updated: 09/16/2014 08:54:54 AM

Verse 1:
Oh ma honey, oh ma honey,
Better hurry and let's meander.
Ain't you goin', ain't you goin'?
To the leader man, ragged meter man?
Oh ma honey, oh ma honey,
Let me take you to Alexander's
Grand stand brass band,
Ain't you comin' along?

Chorus:
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 a bugle call like you never heard before.
So natural that you want to go to war.
That's just the bestest band what am, 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 care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime,
Come on and hear, come on and hear,
Alexander's Ragtime Band!

Verse 2:
Oh ma honey, oh ma honey,
There's a fiddle with notes that screeches.
Like a chicken, like a chicken.
And the clarinet, is a coloured pet.
Come and listen, come and listen,
To a classical band what's peaches.
Come now, somehow,
Better hurry along!


Thanks to Mark for submitting Alexander's Ragtime Band Lyrics.



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The best memories | Reviewer: Marcia keaton | 9/16/14

When I was younger, my dad has a music box that played
Alexander's Ragtime band. I have been singing this all day. I just looked up the lyrics, which have brought a smile to my face.


Alexander's Ragtime Band | Reviewer: violet Lattimer | 11/18/10

My mum used to sing this song when I was a small child, when she did the whole house seemed to echo with the words and music. Mum always sang, she had a wonderful voice that I loved to hear, it was the echoing around the house that really got to me and even now it still haunts me in a wonderful way. When I want to remember her this is one of the songs I sing and I can hear the echo of her voice although it seems so far away now, not like it was when I was a child. This is the song I have asked to have played at my funeral, morbid as it may sound to me it means so much.

FAN | Reviewer: joyce | 7/18/10

I still love this song , remember hearing my mother sing it and also on the radio, but I am really sure I saw Betty Grable and John Payne in a Film singing this to recruit men for the Army for the first World War, also a Bettty grable fan/

Childhood Memories | Reviewer: basil | 1/7/10

I recall listening to our battery operated radio in the arlor of my home in SW Scotland, when I was a youngster of about six years old. The rthym made my toes tap at that early age and I have never forgotten the words or the music to this day some seventy years later. A great piece of music

alexanders ragtime band | Reviewer: nicole brown | 3/1/08

the second verse is come and listen to hte wonderful sound hear the music that is sweeping the town you soon be tapping your feet to a new kind of that keeps you happy all day long i love to that band drum druming a to the bar ragtime music is the greatest by far so come and see youll soon agree they are the best in the land come on lets give them a hand.

I LOVE THIS SONG!!! | Reviewer: Ryan Lienesch | 5/28/07

This song is the light of my life...........it gives me something to live fore.............it always makes me want to look at the copyright dates and figure out what the date is divided by pie! i love cucumbers..................and pie too!