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When the Band Begins to Play

Written By: Alice C.D. Riley
Music By: Jessie L. Gaynor
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Copyright © 1998 KIDiddles.com

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When the band begins to play,
"Tum Tum! Tum Tum Tum Tum!"
With rolling of the drum,
Then my feet begin to move,
And my fingers start to strum,
And my heart begins to beat,
"Pum Pum Pum Pum!"
How I love the little flute,
"Toot Toot! Toot Toot Toot Toot!"
The jolly little flute! Oh!
My feet just want to
March in step all day,
When the band, the band, the band
Begins to play.

(Children can march along in time
to the music with this song, pretending to play
their 'instruments' as they go.)