Yes it’s a Bumbastories singalong. And today’s song will be one of the greatest “songs-to-sing-along-with” that I know. I’ve posted it once before. It’s Alexander’s Rag Time Band!

Written by Irving Berlin in 1911 (Holy Moly Guacamole, that’s like one hundred and two years ago!)
Alexander’s Rag Time Band!
is one of the great American pop hits of all time. And one which I hope you know the words to. If not, the words are presented below. Because you have to sing. As a further incentive to make you sing, I myself have sung it. Which leaves you no choice. You must sing it too – if only to drown out my creaking. So C’mon and hear……..


Come on and hear, come on and hear,
Alexander’s Ragtime Band.
Come on and hear, come on and hear,
It’s the best band in the land!
They can play a bugle call like you never heard before.
So natural that you want to go to war.
That’s just the bestest band what am, honey lamb.
Come on along, come on along,
Let me take you by the hand.
Up to the man, up to the man,
Who’s the leader of the band!
And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime,
Come on and hear, come on and hear,
Alexander’s Ragtime Band!

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