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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

1
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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