Major Happy's Up And Coming Once Upon A Good Time Band is a opening song on the album Sgt. Rutter's only Darts Club Band. It was reprised later in the album.


The song introduces the fictional band Major Happy's Up-And-Coming Once Upon a Good Time Band (also refered to as Major Happy's Up-And-Coming Easy Going Good Time Band), who perform the songs on the album. The reason why the band in the album's title is never mentioned is unknown.


Song StructureEdit

The song can basically be split into 6 parts and it goes like this:

  1. Introduction (instrumental)
  2. Verse
  3. Bridge (instrumental)
  4. Refrain
  5. Verse
  6. Transition into Rendezvous


The song's reprise is basically just the first song, but sped-up. Literally. No lyrics were changed between the two versions and the transition into Rendezvous is left in, although the crowd sounds make it a little hard to hear.

Covers, Uses and Other VersionsEdit