Oh, ma honey, Oh, ma honey, Better hurry and let's meander,
Ain't you goin', Ain't you goin', to the leaderman, ragged meterman?
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
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
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
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
Come on and hear, come on and hear, Alexander's
Oh, ma honey, oh, ma honey, There's a fiddle with notes that screetches,
Like a chicken, Like a chicken, and the clarinet is a colored pet,
Come and listen, come and listen, To a classical band what's peaches,
Come now, somehow, Better hurry along. Chorus