Hey! Rounders

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If you know the Viper & His Famous Orchestra music at all, you’re likely to know this song. It’s something we’ve played at probably every show since 1997, it’s the first thing I wrote with a whole band in mind (I can vividly remember the shower on Hill St. in Champaign, Illinois, where I wrote most of it), and it’s endlessly flexible in terms of being able to include guest musicians and on-the-spot arrangements, etc.

Below is a live recording from 2009 at Mike n’ Molly’s in Champaign, Illinois, notable for an unusually large number of couplets borrowed from “The Superbowl Shuffle” as Riley and I battle rap.

“Hey! Rounders,” live at Mike ‘N Molly’s, Champaign, IL, Summer 2009

And here’s the version from our studio recording:

“Hey! Rounders” from Everything for Everyone

the kind of music your great-great-great-grandparents warned your great-great-grandparents about