That rat-a tat-tat
Yesterday I showed you some photos of our fabulous hometown 4th of July parade and I promised I would show you my favorite part:
Here the music? That rat-a tat-tat?
Look! Over there!
Can you pick out Matt marching with the band?
(Left guide, third rank?)
Here, lemme help you:
Since I was taking pictures for you with wild abandon….I got a few interesting glances:
Spotted some more quirky characters:
And did a little slow shutter photography:
Let me close with one more reason to stand up and cheer!
“I love a parade,the tramping of feet,
I love every beat I hear of a drum.
I love a parade, when I hear a band
I just want to stand and cheer as they come.
That rat-a tat-tat, the blare of a horn.
That rat-a tat-tat, a bright uniform;
The sight of a drill will give me a thrill,
I thrill at the skill of everything military.
I love a parade, a handful of vets,
A line of cadets or any brigade,
For I love a parade”
I wanted to play you the music to go along with that song, but I could only find Lawrence Welk’s version. Can you stand it? If you can, click on it.
I’m recommending you advance it to 1 minute — then sing along! (I promise you will smile with the silliness of it – you won’t believe those costumes and hairstyles!)