Strike Up the Band (1930)
(m) George Gershwin (w) Ira Gershwin (I) Musical: Strike Up the Band. (R) 1940 Film with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
[Refrain] Let the drums roll out! Let the trumpet call!
While the people shout, strike up the band!
Hear the cymbals ring! Calling 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 bo!
Come along, let’s go! Hey, leader! Strike up the band!