Irving Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band Lyrics

The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue: Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924 Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Livery Stable Blues
  • 2 Mama Loves Papa
  • 3 Yes, We Have No Bananas / Theodore Thomas - So This Is Venice
  • 4 Whispering
  • 5 Limehouse Blues
  • 6 Linger Awhile
  • 7 Raggedy Ann
  • 8 Kitten on the Keys
  • 9 Three Little Oddities: Romanza
  • 10 Three Little Oddities: Impromptu
  • 11 Three Little Oddities: Novelette
  • 12 Nickel in the Slot
  • 13 Orange Blossoms in California
  • 14 A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
  • 15 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 16 Pomp and Circumstance
    CD 2
  • 1 Russian Rose
  • 2 Pale Moon
  • 3 To a Wild Rose
  • 4 Chansonette
  • 5 A Suite of Serenades: Spanish
  • 6 A Suite of Serenades: Chinese
  • 7 A Suite of Serenades: Cuban
  • 8 A Suite of Serenades: Oriental
  • 9 Rhapsody in Blue
  • by Irving Berlin
    Copyright 1911 by Ted Snyder Music, Inc.

    VERSE 1:
    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 lea-der-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-u-ral that you want to go to war
    That's just the best-est band what am, oh, ma 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.

    VERSE 2:
    Oh, ma hon-ey, oh, ma hon-ey, there's a fid-dle with notes that scree-ches,
    Like a chick-en, like a chick-en, and the clar-i-net is a col-ored pet
    Come and list-en, come and list-en, to a class-i-cal band what's pea-ches
    Come now, some-how, bet-ter hur-ry 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-u-ral that you want to go to war
    That's just the best-est band what am, oh, ma 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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