Arrangements

Last update: 2/12/2017

African Marketplace / Homecoming (F)

FORM:

Bone intro (4 bars)
Add drums (4 bars)
Count in melody (1,2,3)
A (16) A (16) B (12) A (16)
(Optional: Solos over A then another BA)
Drum break
Count in Homecoming melody (1,2,3,4)
C (8) C (8) D (8) C(8)

Last Update:

3/3/2013 PG

Ballad of Kami Jean (Ab)

Chords:

Form Notes:

Tuba line 8 bars
Percussion join 8 bars
1
2
1
Solos (16 bars, background on last 8 bars)
1
2
1
3 (trombone soli, tuba joins after 2 phrases, sax and trumpet after 4, drums out)
1 – End

Last Update:

6/12/17 PG

Blue Monk (Bb)

Lyrics:

Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Theloni-oni-onious Monk wrote this song

Form:

Count in to start
2x through form
Sing
Solos 1x through form (with quarter note back ups on 1-2-3 to taste)
Sing again
1x through form with ritard on final chromatic line

Last Update:

2/2/2013 PG

Bogalusa Strut (C)

Changes:

(intro)
F F#dim C A | D7 G7 C C7(head)
F | F F#dm | C | C A
D7 | G7 | C | C7
F | F F#dm | C | C A
D7 | G7 | C | C7

(chorus)
G | G | C | C
G | G | (stops) |
G | G | C | C7
F F#dm | C A | D7 G7 | C C7

Form:

Intro
Head x 2
Chorus x 2 (with fill player chosen by leader)
Solos
Head x 2
Chorus x 1 (with fill by tuba)
Outro

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

Bourbon Street Parade (Ab)

Form:

Trumpet intro
2x through form
Solos over whole form
1x through form to end

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

By And By (F)

Lyrics:

By and by, when the morning comes
When the saints all have gathered home
Tell the story of how we overcome
And we’ll understand it better by and by

Chords:

|F |F |Bb |F |
|F |F |C |C7 |
|F |F7 |Bb |Bbm |
|F |C7 |F |F |
Ending: repeat last 4 bars 3x.

Form:

Tuba pickup
2x through form
Sing
Call – Resp (Tuba/Bari – “y’understand it”)
Solos play two forms. Second time, band plays accents:
One
One Two
One Two Three
One
Repeat three times, lay out last four bars.
Sing
1x through form to end (Repeat last 4 bars 3x)

Last Update:

PG 10/29/14

Cantastoria (Why Do We Honk?) (Am)

Lyrics / Form:

Narrators:
Ladies and Gentlemen. What is Honk!?
(2x, no trumpets or bones)
Why do we honk? How do we honk? When do we honk?
Honk! Honk! (2x)
(page turn, 2x no trumpets or bones)

PAGE ONE:
Geese honk because they’re geese!
The more time alone a single goose spends
The more she needs honking to meet up with friends.
Sunshine or storms, no matter what weather
Geese honk in groups so they can stick together.
United in flight with their great honking song
Geese fly together and together they’re strong.
(Page turn, 2x with trombones)

PAGE TWO:
Cars honk because they’re cars!
Cars create traffic and here’s what they say,
“Honk-Honk! I’m coming! Get out of my way!”
Where dangers lurk and threaten harm
We lean on our horns and sound the alarm.
Some cars are minis, some SUV’s,
They all honk their horns to say watch out for me!
(page turn, 2x with trombones)

PAGE THREE:
Trumpets honk because they’re trumpets!
Trumpets consider it their duty
To transform noise into true beauty.
When trumpets play in groups, as you can see,
Honking together makes harmony.
Trumpets make fierce, thrilling, glorious sounds
Life is more exciting when the trumpets are around.
(page turn, 2x, add trumpet riff)

PAGE FOUR:
We honk because we’re human!
In times of feeling afraid and alone
We face the dark clouds with our brother trombone. (Kevin solo 8 bars)
We honk together, we’re glad we’ve met
We resist silence with our sister clarinet. (Maury solo, 8 bars)
When the media lulls us with its relentless hum
We wake up the world with our brother drum. (Paul? solo, 8 bars)
When the world is in trouble, stupidity full-blown,
We sound the alarm with our sister saxophone. (Mary? solo, 8 bars)
And when we are happy and pleasure’s at hand,
We honk and we honk with our fellow street band.  (2x tutti)
“HONK HONK!”

NARRATORS: Ladies and Gentlemen, WHAT IS HONK?
2-3-4 (play 2x, no bones or trumpets)
How do we honk? Why do we honk? When do we honk? HONK HONK (2x)
(play 2x, no bones or trumpets)

GEESE. 3 verses.
(play 2x, add trombone)

CARS. 3 verses.
(play 2x, with trombones)

TRUMPETS. 3 verses.
(play 2x, add trumpet riff)

WE.
Trombone: Kevin 8 bar solo HONK HONK
Clarinet: Maury 8 bar solo HONK HONK
Drum: Paul (?) 8 bar solo HONK HONK
Saxophone: Mary (?) solo HONK HONK
Tutti: (all play 2 times loud and improvised)
End: HONK! HONK!

Last Update:

19Sept2012 PG

Caravan (Fm)

Changes:

Gdm / / / / / / /
Gdm / / / Fm / / /Gdm / / / / / / /
Gdm / / / Fm / / /

F / / / Bb / / /
Eb / / / Ab / C /

Gdm / / / / / / /
Gdm / / / Fm / / /

Form:

(1 chorus = 32 bars. AABA)

Old Arrangement:

intro: 4 bars descending bones
unison AABA
harmony, swing B’ section
instrumental: Kevin AA, Maury B’ (swing) A
harmony AA (first A softly!), repeat last downward run X 2

New Arrangement (2/22/2013):

1. perc. intro
2. bone/tuba vamp
3. chorus 1: trumpet melody/sax backing, bones play B part
4. solos: play over A/A for first solo, and over B/A for second solo for each chorus
5. chorus 2: bones melody/trumpet backing, saxes play B part
6. final chorus – all horns unison for first A, harmony on second A, all horns on B part, harmony on final A, and end

Last Update:

2/22/2013 PG

Do Watcha Wanna (Eb)

Changes:

Alternating between I and V

Form:

1 (Trombones, 16 bars), 2,
1, 2,
solo, 2,
solo, 2,
3, 3, 2,
solo, 2,
vocals (“da-daa da-daa” & “do what ya’ wanna”), 2,
4 (Trombones), 2,
1, 2, 2

Last Update:

2/26/2014 PG

Feel Like Funkin’ it Up (Eb)

Lyrics:

I feel like funkin’ it up, feel like funkin’ it up
I feel like funkin’ it up, feel like funkin’ it up
I feel like funkin’ it up, feel like funkin’ it up
I feel like funkin’ it up, feel like funkin’ it up

Form:

Tuba line
Sing
Syncopated back-up line
Trumpet melody to bridge (x2)
Sectional solos with whole band backup and bridge between
Sing
Syncopated back-up line
Trumpet melody to bridge to end

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

For The Love Of Money (Bb)

Lyrics:

Money money money money, mo-ney
Money money money money, mo-ney
Money money money money, mo-ney
Money money money money, mo-ney

Form:

The form is:
intro, A B C B I V I V I V A B E

Intro: tuba first 8 bars, with drums second 8
A: four times, remember to lay out the last two bars for the bone riff
B:
C:
B:
V: Sing Money 4x
Solos…
I: solo 32 bars with soft harmonized D behind last 16
V: Sing Money 4x
A:
B:
E: 8 times; high horns call (first two bars), bones respond (last two bars)
last four times drums lay out
ending with all on first three notes (The “ninth” time)

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

Funeral March (Fm)

Form:

4 Sections: A B C D

Gospel Medley: Just a Closer Walk With Thee / I’ll Fly Away / Lord, Lord, Lord (Bb)

Lyrics:

[I’ll fly away]
Some bright morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away;
To that home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory, I’ll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

[Lord, Lord, Lord]
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, sure been good to me
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, sure been good to me
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, sure been good to me
Saved my soul from sin ‘n’ shame

Changes:

[closer walk]
Bb / F /
F / Bb /
Bb Bb7 Eb C7
Bb F Bb /[fly away]
Bb / Eb Bb
Bb / F7 Bb

Eb / Bb /
Bb / F7 Bb

[Lord, Lord, Lord]
Bb / Eb /
Bb / F7 Bb

(over vocals)
Bb / Eb Bb
Eb Bb F7 Bb

Form:

Closer walk slow, trumpet solo 2x with backup joining second time through
Close walk fast 2x
Fly away
Fly away singing (chorus a capella)
Fly away
Lord Lord Lord instrumental
Lord Lord Lord vocal (testify!)
Lord Lord Lord instrumental
Amen ending

Last Update:

AO 8sep08

Grazin’ in the Grass (F)

Lyrics:

Slow:
I can dig it; he can dig it; she can dig it; we can dig it
Can you dig it? Can you dig it, baby?

Fast:
I can dig it; he can dig it; she can dig it; we can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Can you dig it? Can you dig it, baby?

Form:

Start with slow singing and clapping (4xA = 32 bars)
Cue in tuba and drums over singing (4xA = 32 bars)
Bone line over tuba and drums after singing (4xA = 32 bars)
A (melody enters after 4xA = 32 bars of bone)
B
A
B
C
Solos over A/B form. with back up under B
Sing fast lyrics (2xA = 16 bars)
Drums and tuba join fast sining (2xA = 16 bars)
Bone line enters (4xA = 32 bars)
A
B (drums drop out first time through, then come in one bar before second half of B, ie.,
on the first down beat after bones finish answer to trumpet/reeds call)
C to end

Last Update:

13jun2012 KL

Groovulation (Bb)

Form:

1 (head)
2 trombones play part 2 melody, everyone else keep playing the head
3 trumpets play part 3 melody, trombones keep playing part 2, everyone else the head
4 everyone plays part 4
solos
1 (head)
2 saxes play part 2 melody, everyone else keep playing the head
3 trumpets play part 3 melody, saxes keep playing part 2, everyone else the head
4 everyone plays part 4

Last Update:

9/5/17 JV

Hurricane Season (Gm)

Lyrics:

Hey!

Chords:

G- / / / / / / / Bb- A- Ab-/

Form Notes:

Sax intro
A
B (4 bars unison, 4 bars with thick harmony)
A
B (4 bars unison, 4 bars with thick harmony)
Solos over A, B (version #2) behind second half (start low & crescendo)
A
B
A to end (drums & bones cut out last bar)

Arin’s Arrangement

Sfz all of part B hits
downbeat 2-note solo transitions every solo

8 bar sax intro(D)
8 bar A
8 bar B
4 bar A, low brass triplets
4 bar tpt A, sax B
Solos (trading 2s when paired encouraged)
8 bar A with low brass triplets into BREAK
4 bar dissonant tones, building
8 bar sax D tpt B low brass triplets (tpts up a third the second 4)
2 bar A FIN

Last Update:

2013-05-15 PG

Ice Cream (Bb)

Lyrics:

Verse 1
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream Rock, rock my baby, roll
I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream, Rock, rock my baby, roll
Oh boola-boola, there’s sasparoola, If you like chocolate, I’ll take vanoola!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream Rock, rock my baby, roll

Verse 2 (Ken Field)
I scream, you scream, we all scream about the dream of peace, peace and harmony
I scream, you scream, we all scream about the dream of truth, and true equality
They’ll try to fool ya, they’ll try to rule ya, if you like freedom, we’ll help to school ya
I scream, you scream, we all scream about the dream of peace, peace and harmony

Chords:

A:
|Bb |Bb |Bb |Bb |F7 |F7 |Bb |Bb |
B:
|Eb |Eb |Bb |Bb |F |Cm |F Cm |F Cm |
Ending:
|Bb |Bb |Bb |Bb |Bb |

Form Notes:

A-A-B-A4 measures drums
instrumental x 2
Vocals (Old)
Solos
Vocals (New)
Instrumental with drum solo in B section (with stop-chords)
“old timey” tag ending

Last Update:

16jul2012 PG

It’s Later Than You Think (Bb)

Lyrics:

Live your dreams
Love your life
It’s alright to feel free will
at the second line
Down in Somerville

Have your fun
in the streets
with our beats
at the party
where everything’s starting
to feel real again

Expect the best
respect the rest
dont worry be happy
it’s later than you think

Stay Strong
Dont wrong
Go Home
The streets gon be there
dont worry
and you aint gon miss a thing

Chords:

?

Form Notes:

1
2
1 (trumpets)
2
Solos (partner)
1
2
Outro

Last Update:

3/19/15 PG

Just a Little While to Stay Here (Ab)

Chords:

|Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab Ab7 |
|Db |Ab F |Bb |Eb7 |
|Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab Ab7 |
|Db |Ab |Ab Eb |Bb |

Form Notes:

8 measure drum intro
Instrumental
Sectional Instrumentals (Saxes, Bones, Trumpets)
Whistle
Instrumental (stinger on the end)

Last Update:

19Sept2012 PG

Kid Ory Medley: Second Line/ Little Liza Jane / Short’nin’ Bread (Zootio) (Bb)

Lyrics:

LLJ:
I’ve got a girl in Arkansas, Little Liza Jane,
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall, Little Liza Jane.
I’ve got a girl in New Orleans, Little Liza Jane,
Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen, Little Liza Jane.

Oh little Liza, little Liza Jane
Oh little Liza, Little Liza Jane
Oh little Liza, little Liza Jane
Oh little Liza, Little Liza Jane

SB/Z:
Here we go zootio, zootio, zootio, here we go zootio all night long.
Here we go zootio, zootio, zootio, here we go zootio all night long.

Look down the alley and what do I see, I see a big fat man from Tennessee.
I betcha’ five dollars I can beat that man, I betcha’ five dollars I can beat that man.

To the front, to the back, to the side, side, side,
To the front, to the back, to the side, side, side
to the side, side, side, to the side, side, side,

Here we go zootio, zootio, zootio, here we go zootio all night long.
Here we go zootio, zootio, zootio, here we go zootio all night long.

Form Notes:

count off, last 2 bars as intro (leave off pickup note)
KOSL: signal to change (3X?)

LLJ: A A B A A B A A B
inst. vocal inst.

SB/Z: A B A A B C A
inst. vocal

Back to KOSL + coda

Last Update:

19Sept2012 PG

La Misma Cancion (C)

Lyrics:

mi madre y padre tambien son de la tierra (tierra)
y todos los que estamos aqui tambien somos de la tierra (tierra)
y todos juntos tambien somos de la tierra (tierra)
y todos los que no son de aqui tambien somos de la tierra (tierra)
y por que hay politicos que me recuerden a la tierra (por que?)
por que es la misma cancion, misma cancion de mi vida
con mi tequila y limon yo canto la misma cancion

mi madre y padre tambien son de la tierra (tierra)
y nuestros hermanos tambien son de la tierra (tierra)
tambien mi chela y mi alma tambien son de la tierra (tierra)
y tambien la otra que viene tambien es de la tierra (tierra)
y por la policia que no defienden a la tierra (por que?)
por que es la misma cancion, misma cancion de mi vida
con mi tequila y limon yo canto la misma cancion

Chords:

A:
C / / /
G / / /
G / / /
C / / / (repeat)

B:
F / / /
C / / /
G / / F
C / / /
G / F /
C / / /

Play the rhythm “square” in A, but first two bars of B should be quarter-note triplets.

Form Notes:

Tutti A
Trumpets A
Tutti B
Vocal
Section “solos” over A with tutti B in-between
Vocal
Tutti AA & B (with final phrase repeated, last note held for 5 counts)

Last Update:

4/4/13 PG

Mardi Gras (Bb)

Lyrics:

(Verse 1)
Yes I’m going to New Orleans, I’m going to see that Mardi Gras
Yes I’m going to New Orleans, I’m going to see that Mardi Gras.
When I get down there, I’m going to see the Zulu King.

(Verse 2)
I’m going to stand right there, down on Rampart and Dumaine
I’m going to stand right there, down on Rampart and Dumaine
I’m going to stand right there, until I see that whole parade.

(Verse 3)
I got my tickets in my hand, I’m going to go to New Orleans
I got my tickets in my hand, I’m going to go to New Orleans
When I get down there, I’m going to show what it’s all about

Chords:

Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb
Eb | Eb7 | Bb | Bb
F7 | Eb7 | Bb | Bb

Form:

Tuba plays once through the form
Band enters for descending line in bridge
Instrumental x2
Sing verse 1
Solo (with sectional back-ups)
Sing verse 2
Solo (with sectional back-ups)
Sing verse 3 (with trombone response)
Instrumental to end
Outro: fade out on I chord

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Bb)

Form Notes:

tuba x 4
add drums x 4
head x 2
Solos – 3 rounds
1. alone
2. with backup riff
3. with ½ head intro
first hole filled by soloist
second hole filled by next soloist (no accompaniment)
½ head intro with no drums
Drum solli
Tuba solo
Tuba riffs x 4
Head x 1
Ritard last two bars out

Last Update:

9/19/2012 PG

Montserrat Serrat (F)

Form:

Triangle intro
A – saxes (no rhythm section)
Drum solo
Bones 6 bars, Drums 2 bars
B – tutti
Solos – 32bar( A’s behind 2nd 16), B between solos
Bx2
Rhythm section break
B – tutti (no rhythm section, no tuba, no triangle)
A

Last Update:

19Aug2012 PG

Muskrat Ramble (Bb)

drum intro
A A B C A’ B C A
inst. vocal inst.
outro: repeat last 2 bars X 1 with 2 bars of drums between

Changes:

(*vocal verse is different from A-section)
|F |Bb |
Come on children throughout the land, Uncle Sam needs your helpin’ hand,
|F |Bb |
He’s got himself in a terrible jam, kinda’ like it was in Vietnam,
|G |C7 |C7 F7 |Bb |
So put down your books and pick up a gun, it’s gonna’ be a whole lot of fun!(B)
|C7 |F |Bb |Bb
And it’s one, two, three, what are we fightin’ for,
|F |(stop) |Bb |Bb
Don’t ask me I don’t give a whack [drums: *wack!*], next stop Baghdad, Iraq.
|C7 |F |Bb |Bb
And it’s five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates,
|G |C7 |C7 F7 |Bb |
Oh I ain’t got time to wonder why, whoopee we’re all gonna’ die!

(A)
|Bb |F7 |F7 |Bb |
|Bb |Dm |A7 |Dm F7 |
|Bb |F7 |F7 |Bb |
|G G7 |C7 |C7 F7 | Bb |

(B)
|C7 |F F7 |Bb |Bb |
|F |F7 |Bb |Bb |
|C7 |F F7 |Bb |Bb |
|G G7 | C7 |C7 F7 | Bb |

Last update:

AO_08Sept2008

Never Gonna Let You Go (G-)

Chords:

A: C- |F-7 G7 | C- | F-7 G7
B: C- |F-7 G7 | C- | F-7 G7
C: F- | G7 | F- | G7
D: C- | C- G-7 C- | C- | C- G-7 C7

Form Notes:

AABC
AABC
Solos over AABC form (band plays first two notes of A to start solos, with backup on C)
D between each solo (soloist continues over)
* On last solo: all out in last bar to hear tuba pickup
AADD (no drums in last bar)

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

New Orleans Music (Bb)

Form:

Tuba starts
Rhythm
A (vocal) x4
New Orleans music
Gonna’ rock all day
Gonna’ rock all night
A x 8
B x 4
Solos over A
C (vocal) x4
I don’t care what people say.
Gonna rock boom boom all day.
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
C
A (vocal) x 4
B x 8

Alternate Lyrics:

Wanna know what all the fuss is?
Standing up for climate justice.
Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Last update:

PG 9/24/2014

“New” Second Line (F)

Starts with half roll-off in drums, then all horns play run
|F |F |F |C |
|C |C |C |F |
|F |F |F |Bb |
|Bb Bdim |F D |C7 |C7 F |

Form:

Play 2x, then section solos (trumpets, saxes, bones) then 1x through head to end.

Last update:

AO_08Sept2008

Nothin’ But The Truth (F)

Changes:

Starts with tambourine on beats 2+4, band counted in over tambourine, drums join in after 8-bars of horns(A)
|F |F |F |F |
|Bb7 |Bb7 |F |F |
|F |F |F |F |
|F |Bb F |F F |

(B)
|Bb |Bb |F |F |
|Gm |F G |C7 |C7 |

(C)
|F |F |F |F |
|F |F |Dm Gm |D7 |
|Dm |Am |Gm |D7 |
|Dm |Am |Gm |D7 |

(outro)
|G |G |C7 |C7 |
|F |F |F |F |

Form:

AABA, solos over A, A(no pickup)C-outro

Last update:

KK_07Sept2008

“Old” Second Line (Bb)

Changes:

12-bar blues progression (I-I-IV-I-V-I)

Form:

(A=main melody, B+C+D=variation)
intro: rock around the clock-esque arpeggio
A B (sync/stop)
A C (whoo!)
A D
A B to end
end: half of B with held last note

Last update:

12jun2012 SD

Planet Gibbous (Bbm)

Changes:

Form:

1
2
3
1/2 (trum/tromb)
4 (half time)
solos
2
3/1 (tromb/trum)

Last update:

3/19/15 PG

Riverside (Bb)

Lyrics:

I’m gonna’ lay down my sword and shield, down by the riverside
Down by the riverside, down by the riverside
I’m gonna’ lay down my sword and shield, down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

Oh, I ain’t gonna’ study war no more
ain’t gonna’ study war no more
ain’t gonna’ study war no more

Changes:

Bb | Bb | F | Bb |
Bb | Bb | F | Bb |Eb | Bb | F | Bb |
Eb | Bb | F | Bb |

Form:

Starts with percussion “street beat,” band is counted in
Play 2x
Sing
(Optional: solos over whole form with backing on B part)
Play whole form until end cued

Last update:

12jun2012

Sidewinder (Eb)

Changes:

Starts with drumstick taps on “one-two-three-four, one”, then tuba run
Tuba plays straight on beats “3-4,1(rest)”, bones skanking

|Eb |Eb |Eb |Eb |
|Ab |Ab |Eb |Eb |
|Bb |Bb |Eb |(stop) (tuba run):||

During stops the next soloist plays,
For the stop before the head we sing

Last update:

KK_07Sept2008

Somerville Second Line (Eb)

Lyrics:

Somebody blow the whistle, ’cause the second line’s in town
Somebody blow the whistle, let the people know we’re round
Somebody blow the whistle, we got our feet right on the ground
Come on and join the crew of the Somerville Second Line

Before solos:
Hey __, blow the whistle…

Form:

Reeds count in intro
Whole form 2x
Sing
Solos
Whole form to end

Last Update:

12jun2012 SD

St. James Infirmary (Cm)

Lyrics:

I went down to St. James Infirmary,
and saw my baby there,
Stretched out on a long white table,
so cold, so young, so fair.

So bring out your six white horses,
bring out your rubber-tired hack,
My baby’s going down to the graveyard,
and you know she’s never coming back.

Let her go, let her go, god bless her,
wherever she may be,
She may search the wide world over,
she’ll never find a man like me.

Form Notes:

tuba intro (not too fast)
A (tutti)
A (tutti)
B (tutti)
Vocal (AAB)
A (trombone solo)
A (trombone solo with band behind)
B (tutti)
outro: funeral march

Last Update:

4/4/13 PG

Sunny Side of the Street (C)

Lyrics:

Original
Grab your coat put on your hat, leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet, To the sunny side of the street.
Can’t you hear a pitter pat? And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet, On the sunny side of the street.

I used to walk in the shade, With those blues on parade,
But I’m not afraid, This Rover crossed over.
If I never have a cent, I’ll be rich as Rockefeller,
Gold dust at my feet, On the Sunny Side Of The Street.

Occupy Boston Version
Bring your coat and get your hat, There’s a movement on your doorstep
Just direct your feet And occupy the street!
Can’t you hear that pitter-pat And that happy tune is protest
Life can be so sweet When we occupy the street!

I used to walk in the shade With those blues on parade
But now I’m not afraid, This rover, has crossed over
I’m the ninety-nine percent Baby I’m no Rockefeller
But I’ll fix the balance sheet When we occupy the street!

Chords:

(A section)
|C |E |F |G |
|Am |D7 |Dm |G7 |
|C |E F |G |
|Am |D7 |Dm G |C |(B section)
|C7 B7 |C7 |F C7 |F |
|D Am |D |G |G7 |

Form Notes:

I V Isecond instrumental: A trumpets and reeds trade 2’s with bones
A ” ” ” ” ” ” ”
B trade 1’s with banjo stop (we hope)
A tutti

outro: 1/2 time On the Sunny Side of the Street, then “good evening friends.”

Last Update:

10/10/11 Aaron

Sweet Dreams (C)

Lyrics:

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas,
Everybody’s looking for something.

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

Chords:

Form Notes:

bass line
2
1
2
3 (hold your head up)
4
solo
2 (backing behind first soloist)
solo
2 (backing behind second soloist)
sing
2
3
4 (sax)
trumpets only
add 4
add bass
end

Last Update:

9/26/17 JV

That’s a Plenty (Dm)

230 bpm on recording

Form Notes:

A (jungle drums)
B
C (jungle drums)
D
E (dogfight)
Solos (2 x each) last is trombone/snare trade 4s
E (dogfight)
Soli (trio)
E (dogfight)
F Full band for 16 bar chorus
Dixieland double ending

Last Update:

3/19/15 PG

That’s Enough of That Stuff (C)

Chords:

| C    | C    | C    | G7    | G7    | G7    | G7    | C    |

Lyrics:

That’s enough of that stuff
That’s enough of that stuff
A little too little, and a lot too much
That’s enough of that stuff

That’s enough of that stuff
That’s enough of that stuff
We got a little, they got a lot
That’s enough of that stuff

Form Notes:

Legato Solo intro
Intro
Head x 2
Sing V1
Shout V2
Solos
Head
Coda (7 notes – pause – 4 notes)

Last Update:

PG 10-31-12

Thousand Island (Eb)

Chords:

Eb throughout.

Form:

Tuba intro (“My Girl” riff)
Drums in with Tuba
A
B
A (with rich harmonies in reeds and bones)
C (pianissimo & build) – drums out first 2 phrases
Solos (leader chooses first soloist, soloist chooses next soloist, who counts in the rest of the band for their solo, leader will count in drum solo)
Drum solo
Tuba solo
Tuba “My Girl” riff 3X, whole band silence 4th time, play pickup to next part
A – Bones; C- trumpets/saxes / switch for the repeat
B – drums out for first time through

PARADE FORM:

Tuba intro
Drums in with Tuba
Whistle count in (1-2,1-2-3-)
A
B
A (with rich harmonies in reeds and bones)
C (pianissimo & build)
Solos (leader whistles in drum solo)
Drum solo (band executes the “grand butterfly”)
Tuba riff 3X, whole band silence 4th time
A – Bones; C- trumpets/saxes / switch for the repeat
B – drums out for first time through

Last Update:

PG 1/29/13

Tooti Ma (F)

Chords:

Lyrics:

Tootie Ma says honk with me
Ooh na nay, harmony

Sing for me along the street
Ooh na nay, hear that beat

Somerville is a big fine thing
Play that horn, shake that thang

Tootie Ma says let’s all play
Ooh na nay, play all day

Form Notes:

Last Update:

PG 3/19/2015

Unclean Waters (Dm)

Form Notes:

A (8 bar)
B (8 bar)
C (8 bar)
B (8 bar)
D (8 bar)
E (4 bar)
Solo over G (4 bar background)
Solo over Fm (4 bar background)
A (8 bar)
B (8 bar)
D (8 bar) (drums out for first 4 bars)
A (8 bar)

Last Update:

PG 12-19-12

When The Saints Go Marching In / Mama Don’t Allow (Bb)

Lyrics:

Oh when the saints go marching in…

And when the sun begins to shine…

And when the band begins to play…

Mama don’t allow no __ playin’ round here
Mama don’t allow no __ playin’ round here
But we don’t care what mama don’t allow we’re gonna play that __ anyhow!
Mama don’t allow no __ playing round here!

Chords:

Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb |
Bb | Bb | F7 | F7 |
Bb | Bbm | Eb | Ebm |
Bb | F7 | Bb | Bb |

Form Notes:

Solo ‘bone melody
Solo ‘bone melody with other bones riffing, rhythm section in
all bones melody, saxes riffing
bones and saxes melody, trumpets riffing
Sing Saints
tutti melody
Sing Mama Don’t Allow calling on each section for sectionals until Mama don’t allow no “brass bands” then
tutti Saints melody 2x through with trumpets up an octave second time

Last Update:

11jun2012 SD

Which Side Are You On (Dm)

Lyrics:

Oh workers can you stand it,
I don’t see how you can
Will you be a lousy scab
or will take a stand

Don’t scab for the bosses,
don’t listen to their lies
Us workers haven’t got a chance
unless we organize

Chorus:
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

Clapping Pattern (clap on red):
| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |

Form:

Bone line enters with clapping (8 bars or until cued)
Tuba and drums join
A
B
A
B (sung)
Solos over A with B sung between
Sing verse and chorus again
Bone line
A
B (sung)
Bone line + clapping to end (no clap on last 3 notes)

Parade Form:

Bone, Tuba, and drums with clapping [1 finger from leader]
Whistle count in (1-2, 1-2-3-4)
A [2]
B [3]
A
B (sung chorus)
Bone, Tuba, and drums with clapping [1]
Repeat

Last Update:

3/13/13 PG

Xonk (Fm)

CHORDS:

F-7

FORM:

Drums
Ax2: Tuba and Trumpet
Ax1: Tuba, Trumpet, Reeds
Ax1: All
Bx4: All
1 bar drums
Cx1: Tuba and Trombone (no drums)
Cx1: Tuba and Trombone
Cx2+: All
Bx4: All
1 bar drum
Solos over C
Bx4: All
1 bar drum (ending on 1)

LAST UPDATE:

5/14/2014 PG

Yo No Se (F)

Chords:

F | F | C | C | C | C | F | F (ad infinitum)

Form Notes:

The form is: intro, A A (second ending) B A I I I D A B A
Intro: 8 bars of drums (2 – 3 clave)
A: reeds play intro A
A: tutti second time through
B:
I: solo (sax) 32 bars with bones playing soft harmonized clave riff behind last 16
I: solo (bone) 32 bars with saxes playing soft harmonized clave riff behind last 16
I: solo (tpt) 32 bars with trumpets playing soft B section behind last 16
D: drums take 16 bars
A:
B: trumpets up an octave?
A: with three note tonic stinger (and a splash of gin)

Last Update:

12jun2012 SD

You Move Ya’ Lose (Fm)

Form:

Tuba intro
Ax4 Trombones
Bx2 Trumpet melody
Cx2 tutti section
Ax4 Trombones
Bx2 Trumpet melody
Cx2 tutti section
Dx2 Descending line played by bones and reeds,
E joined by trumpets for bridge ?
Solos: Bone with trumpets behind,Sax with bones behind, Trumpet with saxes behind
Ax4 Trombones
Bx2 Trumpet melody
Cx2 tutti section

Last Update:

12jun2012 SD

1612 (C) – Still in Development

FORM:

Tuba pickup (2 beats) into Intro Section (8 bars)
A (6 bars)
B (4 bars)
C (6 bars)
D (8 bars)
E (8 bars) – w/ quick solo fills for each of last 4 bars
solos
E again
D (repeat until leader cues ending)
ENDING: all except tenor saxes cut off one measure early (including percussion). Tenor saxes play last measure to end.

Last Update:

12/2/2017 JV

Template (Key)

Lyrics:

Lyrics go here

Chords:

What are the chords? For example:
Intro: |F |D7 |G7 |C7 |

|F |D7 |G7 |G7 |C7 |C7 |F |F7 |
|Bb |Bb Bd |F |D7 |G7 |G7 |C7 |C7 |
|F |D7 |G7 |G7 |Em |A7 |Dm |Bbm |
|F |Em A7 |Dm |Bd |F |Gm C |F |F |

Ending: |F |D7 |G7 C7 |F |

Form Notes:

How does the band usually play the tune? What part goes where?

Solos Notes:

Who usually plays solos?

Last Update:

99/99/99 GG