The Grand March at the Ragtime Ball in Sedalia, Missouri during the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival of 2010
Song title: "Teddy Bears Picnic" composed by John Walter Bratton in 1907 and the lyrics were added by British songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932.
All of the Dancers and audience really enjoyed this appearance of the TurpinTyme Ragsters at the Cakewalk Hall during the Scott Joplin Ragtime Concert in early June of 2010. The band played several popular hits from the Ragtime era. We sure had a wonderful time!
THE BAND - Turpintyme Ragsters
Gary Richmond ~ leader - cornet - vocals Greg Briggs ~ clarinet Mark Cohick ~ saxophone Dan Strom ~ trombone Nora Hulse ~ piano Steve Hoog ~ tuba Mike Thompson ~ drums
A precise transcription of the lyrics from the Henry Hall 1932 rendition are given here:
TEDDY BEARS PICNIC ~ If you go down in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you go down to the woods today You'd better go in disguise
For ev'ry bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic
Ev'ry teddy bear who's been good Is sure of a treat today There's lots of marvelous things to eat And wonderful games to play
Beneath the trees Where nobody sees They'll hide and seek as long as they please That's the way the teddy bears have their picnic
Picnic time for teddy bears The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today Watch then, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday
See them gaily gad about They love to play and shout They never have any cares
At six o' clock Their mummies and daddies Will take them home to bed 'Cause they're tired little teddy bears