From the recording Hugs and Kisses (x's and o's) - MP3
Written by Irving Berlin. Published in 1911. Arranged and recorded by Curtis Chamberlain/Big Band Curtis in 2013.
Oh, ma honey, Oh, ma honey, better hurry and let's meander, Ain't you goin', ain't you goin', to the leader man, ragged meter man? Oh ma honey, Oh, ma honey, let me take you to Alexander's grand stand, brass band, Ain't you comin' along?
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.