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Thread #48667   Message #731809
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
17-Jun-02 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Kingdom Coming
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Kingdom comung
This is from an old song by Henry Clay Work. It appeared in "The Shilling Song Book No. 2, Boston, copyrighted 1862, p. 14. In original sheet music form, it appears in "Songs of Henry Clay Work (1832-1884)." "Kingdom Coming" was copyright 1861 and published. It had a chorus:

De massa run, ha! ha!
De darky stay, ho! ho!
It must be now de kingdom's comin',
In the year ob Jubilo.

I am sure that there is other information and lyrics in the DT and Forum, which I will check for.