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"The Band Played On" is a popular song written in 1895 with lyrics by John F. Palmer. The song is covered by The Chipmunks, featuring Dave Seville, in The Alvin Show episode Alvin's Studio. The song is also included in the albums The Chipmunk Songbook and The Chipmunks 20 All Time Golden Greats.

Lyrics

Dave:
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, now what are we gonna do?

Alvin:
What's the matter, Dave?

Dave:
What's the matter? There's been a big mixup and we're left without a band for tonight's performance.

Theodore:
Gee, don't worry, Dave!

Dave:
Don't worry?

Simon:
Sure, Alvin's got a band!

Dave:
Alvin's got a what?! Alvin did you get a band?!

Alvin:
Yes, Dave, I did!

Dave:
Why didn't ya tell me? Who'd ya get? What about the music? How are we go-

Alvin:
Easy, Dave, relax! We're all set! I took care of everything!

Dave:
Alvin, what is the band doing on stage? They belong down there in the pit.

The Chipmunks:
Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde

Dave:
And the band played on

The Chipmunks:
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored

Dave:
And the band played on

The Chipmunks:
His brain was so loaded it nearly exploded
The poor girl would shake with alarm
He'd ne'er leave the girl with the strawberry curls

Dave:
And the band played on

The Chipmunks:
Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde
And the band played on, cha-cha
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored
And the band played on, cha-cha-cha

His brain was so loaded it nearly exploded
The poor girl would shake with alarm

Alvin:
Poor girl.

The Chipmunks:
He'd ne'er leave the girl with the strawberry curls
And the band played on

Casey would march with a strawberry band
And the blonde played on
He'd rock 'cross the floor and right out of the door
And the band played on

They danced to a combo, that played a great mambo
And soon they were doing a cha

Alvin:
Cha-cha

The Chipmunks:
Then had a discussion on way out percussion

Dave:
Alvin, wait a minete!
I'm supposed to sing here!

The Chipmunks:
And the band played on

Dave:
Alvin!

Alvin:
Okay!

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