Alexander's Ragtime Band Lyrics

Irving Berlin


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Irving Berlin, Annette Friis
album: Track 9 in album The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue: Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924
release date: 1987
popularity : 166 users have visited this page.
length: 3:12
conductor: Arthur Fiedler
performing orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra

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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

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