The band played on : song with guitar chords / lyrics by John F. Palmer music by Chas. B. Ward arr. by R. R. Rack
Ward, Charles B., 1865-1917. “The band played on : song with guitar chords / lyrics by John F. Palmer music by Chas. B. Ward arr. by R. R. Rack.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/33085. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.
|Title||The band played on : song with guitar chords / lyrics by John F. Palmer music by Chas. B. Ward arr. by R. R. Rack|
|Subject||City and town life -- Songs and music|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Verso of cover: Excerpts of Beautiful blue Danube, The skaters, The merry widow, and Jeanie with the light brown hair|
|Back cover: Excerpts of Ave Maria, American patrol, Tales from the Vienna woods, and Moonlight sonata|
|Creator||Ward, Charles B., 1865-1917|
|Publisher||Philadelphia, Pa : Morris Music Co.|
|Contributor||Palmer, John F|
|Rack. R. R. Arranger.|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Matt Casey formed a social club that beat the town for style|
|First line of chorus: Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 01: Matt Casey formed a social club that beat the town for style,/And hired for a meeting place a hall./When payday came around each week, they greased the floor with wax,/And danced with noise and vigor at the ball./Each Saturday you’d see them dressed up /Each lad would have his sweetheart by his side./When Casey led the first grand march they all would fall in line,/Behind the man who was their joy and pride.
VERSE 02: Such kissing in the corner and such whisp’ring in the hall,/And telling tales of love behind the stairs./As Casey was the favorite andhe that ran the ball,/Of kissing and love making did his share./At twelve o’clock exactly they all would fall in line,/Then march down to the dining hall and eat./But Casey would not join them although ev’rything was fine,/But he stayed upstairs and exercised his feet.
VERSE 03: Now when the dance was over and the band play’d “Home Sweet Home”,/They played a tune at Casey’s own request./He thanked them very kindly for the favors they had shown,/Then he’d waltz once with the girl that he loved best./Most all the friends are married that Casey used to know,/And Casey too has taken him a wife./The blonde he used to waltz and glide with on the ballroom floor,/Is happy Missis Casey now for life.
CHORUS: For Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde,/And the band played on./He’d glide ‘cross the floor with the girl he ador’d, and the band played on,/But his brain was so loaded it nearly exploded,/The poor girl would shake with alarm./He’d ne’er leave the girl with the strawberry curls, and the band played on./on.in Sunday clothes
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 36 cm|