Strike Up The Band
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald
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Track Title:               Strike Up The Band

Album Title:               George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, disc 11
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Nelson Riddle
From the Show:             Strike Up The Band  1927, 1930 (S)
Transcribed by Todd Peach (tpeach@gte.net)


Lyrics:
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
There's a war to be won, to be won
Come, 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!



There is work to be done, to be done
There's a war to be won, to be won
Come, you son of a son 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
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