(Casey Would Waltz With the Strawberry Blonde and)
The Band Played On
Lyrics: John F. Palmer
Music: Charles B. Ward
Arr: Ruth Randle/Merv Rowley 2012
month's selection, The Band Played On, is among
the list of America's top favorites. Most of us remember
Casey Would Waltz With a Strawberry Blonde...
the opening words of the chorus. Its
introductory lyrics are written in 2/4 (march tempo) and
its refrain is in 3/4 (waltz time). These features, plus
its three verses of lyrics, add up to three pages of
bouncy music and exuberance that have made it a
long-time favorite dance tune for 120 years.
We selected this tune for March because Casey was IRISH, begorra, and a
"son of the auld sod". You'll love playing this selection, we're sure.
Play the verses with a bit of syncopation or
"swing", and watch for the rhythm change between verse and chorus
- listen to the MIDI file and you'll hear what I mean.
Your 1-3-5 Team
The Band Played On.pdf
The Band Played On.tef
The Band Played On.MID
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