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Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In

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Mountain Tyme 20 Jan 99 - 12:38 PM
Joe Offer 20 Jan 99 - 01:37 PM
MMario 20 Jan 99 - 01:49 PM
Joe Offer 20 Jan 99 - 02:01 PM
Mountain Tyme 21 Jan 99 - 03:21 AM
Bert 21 Jan 99 - 09:00 AM
GUEST,Anaheim Marilyn 02 Nov 04 - 02:12 AM
PoppaGator 02 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM
Snuffy 03 Nov 04 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Chuck the Monk 13 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM
Snuffy 13 Oct 06 - 08:59 AM
Joe Offer 13 Oct 06 - 07:09 PM
GUEST,Kindly Neighbor 25 Apr 11 - 12:20 PM
GUEST 25 Apr 11 - 12:47 PM
Joe Offer 25 Apr 11 - 11:46 PM
GUEST 06 Jul 11 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,Gerry (channeling Allan Sherman) 06 Jul 11 - 07:09 PM
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Subject: Req. When the Saints go Marching In
From: Mountain Tyme
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 12:38 PM

Can't find this clasic anywhere. Is this not the title? Armstrong & Fountain made a mint on it! Need to perform it at a memorial service.


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 01:37 PM

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/3076/music2.html will get you to a rather tacky MIDI of the chorus.
I like this one better, and it has lyrics.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 01:49 PM

a gif of the score is here:

http://www.pbs.org/riverofsong/teachers/pic/when.html

and the lyrics here:

http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/w009.html

MMario


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 02:01 PM

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
(Intro and bridge by the Weavers, 1951)

I: We are trav'ling in the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
But we'll all be reunited (But if we stand reunited)
On a new and sunlit shore (Then a new world is in store)

D - - - / G - - - / D - - - / A - - - /
D - - - / G - - - / D - A - / D - - - //

V: O when the Saints go marching in
When the Saints go marching in
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

D - - - / / / A7 - - - / D - - - / G - - - / D - A - / D - - - //

And when the sun refuse (begins) to shine
And when the sun refuse (begins) to shine
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the moon turns red with blood
When the moon turns red with blood
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

On that hallelujah day
On that hallelujah day
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

O when the trumpet sounds the call
O when the trumpet sounds the call
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

B: Some say this world of trouble
Is the only one we need
But I'm waiting for that morning
When the new world is revealed

(As Intro)

V: When the revelation (revolution) comes
When the revelation (revolution) comes
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the rich go out and work
When the rich go out and work
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When the air is pure and clean
When the air is pure and clean
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When we all have food to eat
When we all have food to eat
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

When our leaders learn to cry
When our leaders learn to cry
O Lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: Mountain Tyme
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 03:21 AM

Thanks so much to the both of you. I am amazed at your speedy replys. From request to printed and practiced in under three hours! Would a thread on speedy replys for the record book be in order?


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 09:00 AM

"When our leaders learn to cry"

After the Embassy bombings in Africa, our President came on television and read out the names of the victims - with tears running down his face.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: GUEST,Anaheim Marilyn
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 02:12 AM

Thank you so much for this thread...
5 years later, I'm searching for this exact same info. I am able to use 3 links you posted... sadly [geocities lyrics36.html is no longer valid, but the others are fine. The BourbonStreet link led me to "Saints Marching"& other tunes -- made me bop/laugh/smile/remember.


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: PoppaGator
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM

The title of this thread gave me a chuckle; for years, this old warhorse of a song has been so overdone and over-requested here in New Orleans that a sign is prominently posted behind the bandstand at Preservation Hall reading:

"Requests: $1
The Saints: $10"

It was interesting to see the Weavers' lyrics; I was not aware of their original additional words for an intro and chorus, nor of their selection of verses. I'm accustomed to hearing a much less political message, featuring just a couple of innocuous sung verses sprinkled in amongst lots of intrumental playing.


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Subject: RE: Req. When the Saints go Marching
From: Snuffy
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 08:50 AM

I have added verses to make it last a bit longer - not sure whether I made them up or heard them somewhere or borrowed from another song or whatever:

Oh when old Gabriel blows his horn

Oh when those gates are opened wide

Oh when the angel writes those names

Maybe it ain't strictly traditional, but it ain't rocket science either.


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Subject: Origins: Who wrote When the Saints go marching in
From: GUEST,Chuck the Monk
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM

Is it a spiritual or a footballteam hymn or what?

Which are those Saints?

Are there different versions?
    Message moved to the previous discussion of this song.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who wrote When the Saints go marching
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 08:59 AM

The Ballad Index says

"This song was published twice in 1896, once (according to the copyright records; no copies of the music survive) as by J. M. Black and once with words credited to Katherine E. Purvis and music by Black. (We should note, however, that Eldar Hasund, who has seen the copy which survives, does not consider it the same in either text or tune).
The song is very likely older in any case, as it was collected in Nassau by the McCutcheons in 1917 (again in a form unlike modern pop versions, though recognizably the same song and with much the same tune), and may have originated in the Bahamas"

Several versions in this thread (above)


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Subject: RE: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 07:09 PM

Hi, Chuck - I suppose the Saints must be the 144,000 referred to in Chapter 7 of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, referring to those who will get to heaven at the end of time. Modern scripture commentaries say that the 144,000 was supposed to refer to a countless multitude. Nowadays, 144,000 people doesn't seem like many, and many interpret the passage as meaning the Pearly Gates will be open to only a select few. The Oxford Annotated Bible says the 144,000 is an indication of completeness, that not one of those redeemed will be left behind.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: GUEST,Kindly Neighbor
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 12:20 PM

Hey Joe,

I would agree that the Saints refer to the 144,000, but the part where you say the 144K nowadays refers to a countless multitude, is a bit off the scriptural mark. The same Revelation 7 you refer to speaks of the sealing of the 144K in verses 1 - 8, then in verse 9 using the phrase "after this" or after the sealing of the 144K "I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count." This shows that the countless multitude are a distinct and separate group from the 144K. The countless multitude make up the meek that will inherit the earth. Revelation 14:3 states "No one could learn the song except the 144,000", and Revelation 5:9, 10 referring to the 144K when it says: " And they sang a new song" ends verse 10 stating that the role the 144K play in the heavens is to kingdom and to be priests reigning over the earth. Two distinct destinies but both enjoyable satisfying realms of salvation, for the smaller group reign with Christ in the heavens in the very presence of God, and for the countless multitude, endless life on a paradise earth, that was originally intended for our first parent Adam, where God promise such things as can be read about in Revelation 21:1-5, Psalms 37:29, and Psalms 145:16.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 12:47 PM

Blessed [is] he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. Daniel 12:12


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 11:46 PM

And 1,335 days is just about 3-1/2 years, which is half of seven years, which is another one of those symbolic numbers. I suppose you can take all the numbers literally, but certain numbers in the Bible are used so often, that it would seem that they must have a symbolic, rather than a literal significance.
Apocalyptic literature like Daniel and Revelation is full of symbolic language, and it seems to me that such language is intended to convey a mystical experience of the divine, rather than a literal description of something. To be tied to the so-called "literal" interpretation, often seems to miss the true meaning of what is expressed.
And then comes the question of what exactly are these apocalyptic writings talking about - are they talking about the end of the world, or about some cataclysm more immediate to the times when they were written? The Book of Revelation was written to the churches in seven Greek-Roman cities in Asia Minor that were facing persecution from the Roman Empire. I think Revelation was written primarily to give hope during that persecution, but that it has other layers of meaning that apply to our times, and the times to come.
I've been studying the Book of Revelation lately, and I've found it very interesting. It reads like a fascinating fantasy novel, but a novel that teaches profound lessons about the struggle between good and evil.
But as for numbers being specific and literal, I don't buy it. It's very clear that apocalyptic writings are rich in symbolism - and it's not likely that we'll be able to understand a lot of that symbolism, any more than we can fully understand the symbolism used in poetry and other writing. And I can't buy the contention that the heads and crowns of the beast apply to current political entities. Why should they apply specifically to now, and not to the times in which they were written?
Those who claim to interpret apocalyptic literature "literally," do a whole lot of speculation. Speculation about symbolism is fine - as long as you can admit that you really don't know the answer. I think this kind of writing is meant to challenge our imagination, to make us dream bigger dreams and ask bigger questions.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 08:09 AM

I am desperately looking for a CD with a medley of different When the Saints go marching in


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: GUEST,Gerry (channeling Allan Sherman)
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 07:09 PM

Oh when the paint'ners
Go marching in
Oh when the paint'ners
Go marching in
Just make sure they put a dropcloth
When the paint'ners go marching in

Allan Sherman, My Son The Folksinger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Saints Go Marching In
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 07:17 PM

paint'ners?


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