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Cover: African American band parading in uniform (see # 159); Publisher: Lee S. Roberts (Chicago)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
Listen Boys, what's the noise? Something bout it sounds familiar, Don't that music seem to thrill yer, Hear that drum, rum, tum, tum, It's Alexander's Rag-time Band, Come on and hear, come on and hear, It's the finest in the land.
Alexander's back from Dixie with his Rag-time Band, Playing all those old time tunes, Pack your ukalele, Ship it to Bill Bailey, Once again we're goin' to listen to the coons, Hula maids with their yaaka Hula, Chase them all back to Honolulu, ev'ry one start singing, while your feet are swinging, Alexander's back from Dixie land!
Hear the flute, toot, toot, toot, When that band starts in a-playing I just want to start a-praying, Full of Pep, keep in step, When the band goes marching by, It sounds so sweet, it can't be beat, I feel so happy I could cry.
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