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BAND PLAYED ON, THE (Charles B. Ward / John F. Palmer) Dan W. Quinn - 1895 Alice Faye (feat. in the film "Lillian Russell") - 1940 Guy Lombardo & His Orch. (vocal: Kenny Gardner & The Leonard Trio) - 1941 The Jesters - 1941 Mitchell Ayres & His Fashions-In-Music (vocals: Mary Ann Mercer & Tommy Taylor) - 1941 The Melody Makers (feat. in the short film "Let's Sing An Old Time Song") - 1947 Merv Griffin (feat. in the film "Cattle Town") - 1952 Captain Gleason's Garden Band - 1954 Rikki Henderson - 1961 Alvin & The Chipmunks - 1962 Bing Crosby - 1962 Also recorded by: Danny Barrett; Ray Bloch, His Orch. & Chorus; June Smith; The Cricketones; Christine Collister & Richard Thompson ............. and others. Matt Casey formed a social club That beat the town for style And hired for a meeting place a hall When payday came around each week They'd grease the floor with wax And dance with noise and vigour at the ball Each Saturday you'd see them Dressed up in Sunday clothes Each lad would have his sweetheart by his side When Casey led the first grand march They all would fall in line Behind the man who was their joy and pride For..... Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde 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 curls And the Band played on Such kissing in the corner And such whisp'ring in the hall And telling tales of love behind the stairs As Casey was the favourite And he that ran the ball Of kissing and lovemaking did his share At twelve o'clock exactly They all would fall in line Then march down to the dining hall and eat But Casey would not join them Although ev'rything was fine But he stayed upstairs and exercised his feet For..... Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde 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 curls And the Band played on Now when the dance was over And the band played home sweet home They played a tune at Casey's own request He thanked them very kindly For the favours they had shown Then he'd waltz once with the girl that he loved best Most all the friends are married That Casey used to know And Casey too has taken him a wife The blond he used to waltz and glide with On the ballroom floor Is happy Missus Casey now for life For..... Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde 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 curls And the Band played on (Contributed by Bill Huntley - December 2004) (Updated by Mel Priddle - January 2014)

    


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