When the Saints Go Marching In

Representative Text

1 I am just a lonesome trav’ler,
Through this big, wide world of sin;
Want to join that grand procession,
When the saints go marching in.

Refrain:
Oh, when the saints go marching in,
Oh, when the saints go marching in;
Lord, I want to be in that number,
When the saints go marching in.

2 All my folks have gone before me,
All my friends and all my kin;
But I’ll meet with them up yonder,
When the saints go marching in. [Refrain]

3 Come and join me in my journey,
’Cause it’s time that we begin;
And we’ll be there for that judgment,
When the saints go marching in. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #250

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: I am just a lonesome trav'ler
Title: When the Saints Go Marching In
Author: Anonymous (1896)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.9.8
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Saints_Go_Marching_In); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (197)
Refrain First Line: Oh, when the saints go marching in

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Timeless Truths #250

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