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Thread #131847   Message #3752493
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
21-Nov-15 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bye'm Bye / By'm Bye (Stars Shining, etc)
Subject: RE: Origins: Bye'm Bye / By'm Bye
I used to own a vinyl LP of Harry Belafonte singing spirituals, and the first song mentioned, "Stars shining, by 'n' by," was on it.

I wonder where the M came from. It doesn't seem like a likely corruption of the common word "and".