“The Band Played On” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Band Played On.” Charles P. Ward composed the music for the song and John F. Palmer wrote the lyrics. The Calumet Music Company of Chicago, Illinois published this sheet music in 1936. The black and yellow cover has a black and white image of a man and woman dancing closely. The song’s lyrics described how “Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde as the band played on.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Calumet Music Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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