A New Year’s Sing Along


  1. Back by popular demand (someone asked about sing alongs) and at popular prices (free) here’s a singalong: Two very old songs, but very good ones. images-1Alexander’s Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin and Georgia On My Mind by Hoagie Carmichael.

    Played today not by Hoagie (which reminds me it’s almost lunchtime) but by yours truly. So please sing along.
  2. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  3. Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Alexander’s Ragtime Band
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    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
    It’s just the bestest band what am
    Come on along, come on along
    Let me take you by the hand
    To the man, to meet the man
    Who’s the leader of the band
    And if you want to hear that Swanee River
    Played in a ragtime
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Come on and hear that
    Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
I said Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
I said Georgia,
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
Georgia, Georgia,
No peace, no peace I find
Just this old, sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
I said just an old sweet song,
Keeps Georgia on my mind
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Georgia On My Mind

]If you remember correctly from the Bumbastories/DaFunnyPages Contest from back in the year of two thousand and eleven, the absolutely greatest song in the history of American popular music is Georgia On My Mind, which was sung as we all know by the very great Ray Charles, and written in the year of 1935 or so by the (also) very great Hoagie Carmichael. You can check out … Continue reading Georgia On My Mind