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STRIKE UP THE BAND (Soundtrack) Songs from the film "Strike Up The Band" (1940) Starring Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra STRIKE UP THE BAND (George & Ira Gershwin) Performed by Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Let the drums roll out Let the trumpet call While the people shout "Strike up the band" Hear the cymbals ring Callin' one and all To the martial swing Strike up the band There is work to be done, to be done Let's have fun, fun, fun Come on you son of a son, of a gun Take your stand Fall in line, yea a bow Come along, let's go Hey, Leader, strike up the band! (Instrumental Break) There is work to be done, to be done Let's have fun, fun, fun Come on you son of a gun, of a gun Take your stand Fall in line, yea a bow Come on, let's go Hey, Leader, strike up Hey, Leader, strike up Hey, Leader, strike up the band! ********** DRUMMER BOY (Roger Edens) Performed by Judy Garland (with Mickey Rooney playing the drums) There's a boy down on our street Plays the drums with such a beat You cannot control your feet When you hear the drummer boy In the morning when you wake You can hear him take a break Soon the whole street starts to shake When they hear the drummer boy Bing bang ding dang He's so nimble on the cymbal Bing bong ding dong When he plays `em he just slays `em All your troubles fly away Ev'ry day's a happy day Ev'rything will be okay When you hear the drummer boy play ********** OUR LOVE AFFAIR (Arthur Freed / Roger Edens) Performed by Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Here we are two very bewilder'd people Here we are two babes that are lost in the wood We're not quite certain what has happen'd to us This lovely thing that's so marvelous But right from here the future looks awfully good Our Love Affair was meant to be It's me for you dear and you for me We'll fuss, we'll quarrel and tears start to brew But after the tears Our love will smile through I'm sure that I could never hide The thrill I get when you're by my side And when we're older we'll proudly declare Wasn't ours a lovely love affair Our love affair will be such fun We'll be the envy of everyone Those famous lovers we'll make them forget >From Adam and Eve to Scarlett and Rhett When youth has had its merry fling We'll spend our evenings remembering Two happy people who say on the square Isn't ours a lovely love affair ********** NOBODY (Roger Edens) Performed by Judy Garland Romeo had Juliet And Louis the Sixteenth had Antoinette But I ain't got nobody and nobody's got me Pelleas had Melisande And Isabella had Ferdinand But I ain't got nobody and nobody's got me Welsh Grape Juice has Irene Rich Minneapolis has Saint Paul Abercrombie has his Fitch But here I am crying and sitting and sighing With no one at all Hans had Gretel by his side And Doctor Jekyll had Mister Hyde But I ain't got nobody and nobody's got me ********** DO THE LA CONGA (Roger Edens) Performed by Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sidney Miller & William Tracy ********** THE GAY NINETIES (Roger Edens) Performed by Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, William Tracy & Margaret Early ********** NELL OF NEW ROCHELLE (Roger Edens) Performed by Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney ********** The following songs were used as parts of the "Nell of New Rochelle" medley sequence: "Sidewalks of New York" (Music: Charles Lawlor / Lyrics: James W. Blake - 1894) "Walking Down Broadway" (Traditional) "A Man Was the Cause of It All" (Music & Lyrics: Roger Edens - 1939) "After the Ball" (Music & Lyrics: Charles Harris - 1892) "Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)" (Composed by Juventino Rosas - 1887) "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl" (Music: A. Baldwin Sloane / Lyrics: Edgar Smith - 1909) "There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)" Music: H.R. Bishop / Lyrics: John Howard Payne - 1823) "Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-é" (Written by Henry J. Sayers - 1891) "Come Home, Father" (Music & Lyrics: Henry Clay Work - 1864) "The Light Cavalry Overture" (Composed by Franz von Suppé) ********** The following tunes were played as background music during the film: "Der Deitcher's Dog (Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?)" (Music from German folk song) "China Boy" (Written by Dick Winfree & Phil Boutelje) "Hands Across the Table" (Music: Jean Delettre / Lyrics: Mitchell Parrish - 1934) "Limehouse Blues" (Music: Philip Braham / Lyrics: Douglas Furber - 1922) "Tiger Rag" (Written by Nick LaRocca - 1918) "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" (Written by David T. Shaw - 1843) "Rock-a-Bye Baby" (Music & Lyrics by Effie I. Canning - 1886) "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl)?" (Music: Ray Henderson / Lyrics: Sam Lewis & Joe Young) "When Day is Done" (Music: Robert Katscher / Buddy G. DeSylva) "Wonderful One" (Music: Paul Whiteman & Ferde Grofé Sr. / Lyrics: Dorothy Terriss) (Contributed by Ferda Dolunay - Sept 2007 - September 2007)

    


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