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Thread #7003   Message #2129984
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Aug-07 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
Subject: RE: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
"Songs of the Soul No. 2," edited by James M. Black, Curts & Jennings, Cincinnati, 1896, contains both "When the Saints Are Marching In," and "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder," both by James M. Black, the former with words by Katharine M. Purvis and the latter with words by E. M. J.
The lyrics are the same as those published above in the volume edited by Sankey.

Flatt and Scruggs recorded this song, with two verses not mentioned before. Others also borrowed verses from other songs.

Oh when the stars begin to fall,
When the stars begin to fall,
Oh Lord I want to be in that number
When the stars begin to fall.

Oh when they crown him Lord of all,
When they crown him Lord of all,
Oh Lord I want to be in that number
When they crown him Lord of all.