[ Jon Polden wrote in 141118 MMDigest --
> ... I spotted a piano roll of "Repasz Band" which has the lyrics
> printed down the side.
The Repasz Band is a prize-winning band in Williamsport, Pennsylvania,
founded in 1831, that is still active and playing today. The band
uses that march as its signature tune, and I'm sure that if Jon Polden
contacts the band, he would be able to get the lyrics from them.
Sheila Hornberger, who was a member of the Repasz Band, advised me
several years ago on the proper tempo for playing the march on my 165
roll website. For the band's history, members, contact information,
Irondequoit, New York
[ The words were composed in 1920; here's the copyright data:
[ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Musical Compositions, Part 3,
[ Volume 15, Issue 1, by Library of Congress, Copyright Office
[ Repasz Band; words by Ray Sherwood, music by Charles C. Sweeley,
[ arr. by Frank E. Barry, (C) Apr. 10, 1920; Vandersloot Music
[ Pub. Co., Williamsport, Pennsylvania
[ Look for piano roll labels that give credit to "Sherman-Sweeley"
[ -- Robbie