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Drummin' Drummin' Drummin' is a song from The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. It was written by the Sherman Brothers and performed by Grandpa Bower (Walter Brennan) and children at the schoolhouse.

Lyrics

Grandpa:
(Spoken)
When the war between the North and South
Had only just begun,
A little fella ran away
And joined up with his drum.

(Singing)
He became a drummer in a rifle company;
The youngest, bravest drummer boy in history.
'Cause he kept...

Drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin.
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
Unafraid, he held his ground.
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin.
Drummin' while the shot and shell was burstin' all around.

In the middle of a battle
That looked like sure defeat,
All the ranks began to break
And someone yelled, 'Retreat!'
But not that little drummer boy,
He stood there like a stone,
And played and played the battle roll all alone.

Yes, he kept drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin'.
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
Unafraid, he held his ground.
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin'.
Drummin' while the shot and shell was burstin' all around.

Grandpa: (Children's part italicized)
When the soldiers that were fleeing (Drummin')
Heard his drum and shot at sight, (Drummin')
'Twas almost like a miracle, (Drummin')
Their fear had turned to fight. (He kept drummin')
And how they fought and how they won (Drummin')
Is history today, (Drummin')
Because that little drummer boy showed the way.
Yes, he kept...

All:
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin',
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
Unafraid, he held his ground.
Drummin', drummin', drummin',
While the enemy kept a-comin'.
Drummin' while the shot and shell was burstin' all around.

Grandpa (spoken):
They say a rose that blooms in summertime
Must die when winter comes.
But the memory of its perfume lives
Like the memory of those drums.
Well, now the war between blue and gray
Is fadin' in the past.
But the courage of that drummer boy
Is something that will last.

Grandpa: (Children's part italicized)
Yes, he kept drummin', drummin', drummin', (Drummin', drummin')
While the enemy kept a-comin'. (And how, he kept comin')
Drummin', drummin', drummin', (Drummin', drummin')
Unafraid, he held his ground. (And he held his ground.)
Drummin', drummin', drummin', (Drummin', drummin')
While the enemy kept a-comin'. (And how, he kept comin')

All:
Drummin' while the shot and shell was burstin' all around.