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"The Band Played On"
       



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"The Band Played On"
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"The Band Played On," Lyrics, Text Format



Introducing the lowered/natural seventh, Te, the raised/sharped
fifth, Si, and longer phrases to strengthen breath control.

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  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - words: John F. Palmer - music: Charles B. Ward (composed 1895)

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a/a | ta/a ti ti |
    | ta ta/ ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: advanced: So Si La Te Ti Do Re Mi Fa - natural/lowered seventh (Te), sharped/ raised fifth, (Si)

  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi\Do, Ti/Mi\Ti, La/Do\La, Ti/Fa, Fa\La, Ti/Re\Ti, So/Mi, Mi\So, So/Do, Ti\Te, La/Re, La\Si/La, Mi\La

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tied notes, syncopation, lowered seventh (natural) Te, sharped fifth (raised) Si, long phrases develop breath control

  • Key Words: United States history, waltz, strawberry blond, glide, adored, loaded, exploded, alarm, strawberry curl, band played on; contraction: he'd (he would); abbreviations: 'cross (across), ne'er (never)

 
 

"The Band Played On"

Casey would waltz with the strawberry blond,
And the band played on;
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored,
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 curl,
And the band played on.

 

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