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MacNamara's Band
Grenn 12236
     
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MacNamara's Band
 
ID: 8422
   Instrumental  

LabelGrenn
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Grenn recordings
Number12236
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration3:35
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Joe Uebelacker (picture)     recordings by Joe Uebelacker

Joe Uebelacker

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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Me name is McNamara, I'm the leader of the band
Although we're few in number, we're the finest in the land
There's O'Brians and Ryans and Sheehans and Meehans and plenty more the same
When we play our square dance tune
all 4 ladies chain
You chain 'em and go, now chain them back
You roll promenade, go round the track
You promenade to Ireland
Where we'll square dance all night long to McNamara's Band


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

1 & 3 you promenade go half around the floor
Lead to the right and circle there, you'll make a line once more
Go up to the middle and back with you, and then go right & left thru
Turn the girl and square thru 4 hands round will do
4 hands and go, your corner swing
Left allemande, you promenade
You promenade to Ireland
Where we'll square dance all night long to McNamara's Band


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER   

Allemande left and allemande thar, go right & left and star
The men back up with the right hand in, you've got me back-up star
Shoot the star, 4 ladies chain go straight across the hall
You turn a brand new lady, then you circle left and go
You circle left, now roll away
Your partner swing, you promenade
You promenade to Ireland
Where we'll square dance all night long to McNamara's Band


TAG (OPTIONAL)

You promenade, go round the room
While the cymbals crash, the clarinet toots,
and the big brass drum goes boom

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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McNamara's Band Lyrics ID: 1979

My name is Macnamara, I'm the Leader of the Band,
And tho' we're small in number we're the best in all the land.
Oh! I am the Conductor, and we often have to play
With all the best musicianers you hear about to-day.

When the drums go bang, the cymbals clang, the horns will blaze away,
MacCarthy puffs the ould bassoon while Doyle the pipes will play;
Oh! Hennessy Tennessy tootles the flute, my word 'tis something grand,
Oh! a credit to Ould Ireland, boys, is Macnamara's Band!

Whenever an election's on, we play on either side-
The way we play our fine ould airs fills Irish hearts with pride.
Oh! if poor Tom Moore was living now, he'd make yez understand
That none could do him justice like ould Macnamara's Band.

When the drums go bang, the cymbals clang, the horns will blaze away,
MacCarthy puffs the ould bassoon while Doyle the pipes will play;
Oh! Hennessy Tennessy tootles the flute, my word 'tis something grand,
Oh! a credit to Ould Ireland, boys, is Macnamara's Band!

We play at wakes and weddings, and at every county ball,
And at any great man's funeral we play the "Dead March in Saul,"
When the Prince of Wales to Ireland came, he shook me by the hand,
And said he'd never heard the like of "Macnamara's Band."

When the drums go bang, the cymbals clang, the horns will blaze away,
MacCarthy puffs the ould bassoon while Doyle the pipes will play;
Oh! Hennessy Tennessy tootles the flute, my word 'tis something grand,
Oh! a credit to Ould Ireland, boys, is Macnamara's Band!

Right now, we are practicing for a very grand affair
It's the annual celebration, all the gentry will be there.
The girls and boys will all turn out with flags and colors grand,
And in front of the procession will be Macnamara's Band.

Composed by Shamus O'Connor.
Lyrics by John J. Stamford.
Recorded by Bing Crosby.
 

Comments

Same as FTC 32006.
 
 

ID: 8422
  
  
  

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