The Band Played On

Casey waltzing with the strawberry blonde

Don’t be misled by that “strawberry blonde” business. Officially it’s The Band Played On. Like all songs of its vintage, there’s a whole chunk that nobody knows, before launching into

Casey would waltz with the strawberry blonde
And the band played on.
He’d glide ’cross the floor with the girl he adored
And the band played on.
His brain was so loaded it nearly exploded

—and some more stuff I don’t remember—

He’d ne’er leave the girl with the strawberry curl
And the band played on.