Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0159

Description

Cover: African American band parading in uniform; Publisher: Jerome H. Remick and Co. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
Where's that music comin' from Listen to that rumtumtum Come a little nearer Now it's gettin' clearer Aint they playin' some That's what I call music sweet Puts the tickle in your feet I know from the metre there's a certain leader Comin' down the street
Chorus
Here comes Ragtime Alexander Dixie's famous band commander No more worry no more blues Ev'rybody run a long and get your dancin' shoes When it comes to syncopation That's the best band in creation Oh boy what a time Cross the Mason Dixon line Alexander's Band is back in Dixie land Here comes Ragtime Alexander Dixie's famous band commander No more worry no more blues Ev'rybody run a long and get your dancin' shoes When it comes to syncopation That's the best band in creation Oh boy what a time Cross the Mason Dixon line Alexander's Band is back in Dixie land
Second verse
Now wwe'll have some harmonies Floatin' on the evenin' breeze When the stream boat loaders And the cotton toters Start their jubilees I'll be down to ev'ry one Just as quick as I can run With my lovin' baby Let me tell you maybe I won't have some fun
(Chorus)

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Alexander's Band is Back in Dixieland / music by Albert Gumble; words by Jack Yellen

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