The Man with the Banjo
The Ames Brothers Lyrics

Who's that comin'
Who's that strummin'
That's the man with the banjo
For a penny he'll play any song
That's happy and gay

Folks all smile and stop awhile
Because the man with the banjo
Makes their troubles burst like bubbles chasing worries away
See the children running after
While he plays his merry song
All their hearts are filled with laughter
As they tag along

Shadows fallin', sandman's callin'
Here goes the man with the banjo
Gaily strummin' softly strummin'
On his merry old way

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Comments from YouTube:

Timothy Himes

When times were much more carefree and innocent, the real 50's.


Yes, this reply coming years after yours, music like this helped the "backbone of American culture" transcend most of the perils of the time. I was just coming to high school age when this song came out and it truly commemorates a stable and positive time for a boy looking forward at life in this world.


Such wonderful memories.

George R. Gallagher

Those violins in the background that typified so many vocals in the later '40's and earlier 50's. Absolutely beautiful mix with their vocals. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THESE MEMORY-RECALLING SONGS!

Quantum Leap

So smooth, so professional, so talented!  The Ames Brothers had it all. The people of the world should have treated them as equals, but they didn't. I don't want this to be a race rant, but the double standard that existed was so wrong. Thanks Brothers, you survived the mistreatment and still entertained us.

John Russell

I love Jewish people.

Jim Green

They were Ukrainian ???


SMOOTH is not enough to describe this!

Tom Smith

Yes, you should be seeing a lot of new ones that I have never posted before. I'm glad you noticed!


I like it so much that I BECAME the man with the banjo!

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