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Thread #131847   Message #2978757
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
02-Sep-10 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bye'm Bye / By'm Bye (Stars Shining, etc)
Subject: Lyr. Add: By'm By (spiritual fragment)
In Sandburg, 1927, The American Songbag, a note says it is a fragment of a spiritual heard in Texas in the early 1880s by Charley Thorpe of Santa Fe. Only the one verse.


By'm by, by'm by,
Stahs shinin',
Numbah, numbah one,
Numbah two, numbah three,
Good Lawd, by'm by, by'm by,
Good Lawd, by'm by.

Not related to the well-known spiritual, By and By.

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