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Posted By: masato sakurai
03-Oct-02 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Strike Up the Band, Here Comes a Sailor
Subject: Lyr Add: STRIKE UP THE BAND, HERE COMES A SAILOR
Two copies of the same editon (New York, New York: Chas. B. Ward, 1900):

STRIKE UP THE BAND, HERE COMES A SAILOR from Historic American Sheet Music: 1850-1920

STRIKE UP THE BAND, HERE COMES A SAILOR from the Levy Collection

"STRIKE UP THE BAND" (Here Comes A Sailor)
Words by Andrew B. Sterling. Music by Chas. B. Ward.

1. Jack is the King of the dark blue sea,
Jack is as brave as the brave can be,
He's the boy, the girls adore,
Oh, what fun when Jack's ashore,
For he is the fellow can make things hum,
Oh how they sigh when they see him come,
Loaded down with gold so bright,
Welcome home Jack, you're all right!

CHORUS.
Strike uo the band here comes a sailor,
Cash in his hand just off a whaler,
Stand in a row, don't let him go,
Jack's a cinch, but ev'ry inch s sailor.

2. Jack is on his ship o'er the sea has skimmed,
Jack on the sea has the sails well trimmed,
But when Jack is on the land,
He gets trimmed to beat the band,
For he has a sweetheart in ev'ry port,
Love to a sailor is rare old sport,
When he's broke it's Jack goodbys,
When he's flush you'll hear them cry.

~Masato