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Though it originated as a Christian When The Saints Go Marching In - Various - The Jazz Story it is often played by jazz bands. This song was famously recorded on May 13,by Louis Armstrong and his orchestra. The origins of this song are unclear. Although the title given on the label is "When All the Saints Come Marching In", the group sings the modern lyrics beginning with "When the saints go marching in".
No author is shown on the label. The earliest versions were slow and stately, but as time passed, the recordings became more rhythmic, including a distinctly uptempo version by the Sanctified Singers on British Parlophone in Even though the song had folk roots, a number of composers claimed copyright in it in When The Saints Go Marching In - Various - The Jazz Story years, including Luther G.
Presley  and Virgil Oliver Stamps R. A jazz standardit has been recorded by many jazz and pop artists. As with many numbers with long traditional folk use, there is no one "official" version of the song or its lyrics. This extends so far as confusion as to its name, with it often being mistakenly called "When the Saints Come Marching In. Since the first and second lines of a verse are exactly the same, and the third and fourth are standard throughout, the creation of one suitable line in iambic tetrameter generates an entire verse.
Oh, when the saints go marching in Oh, when the saints go marching in Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in Oh, when the drums begin to bang Oh, when the drums begin to bang Oh Lord I want to be in that number Bobby - C.C.T.V.
- Rehearsal Live Recording the saints go marching in Oh, when the stars fall from the sky Oh, when the stars fall from the sky Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in Oh, when the moon turns red with blood Oh, when the moon turns red with blood Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in Oh, when the horsemen begin to ride Oh, when the horsemen begin to ride Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in Oh, brother Charles you are my friend Oh, brother Atomic City - Holly Johnson - Blast you are my friend Yea, you gonna be in that number When the saints go marching in.
Oh, when the saints go marching in Oh, when the saints go marching in Oh Lord I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in. Often the first two words of the common third Make It Easy - Avi (13) - Make It Stay line "Lord, how I want Arrangements vary considerably.
The simplest is just an endless repetition of the chorus. Verses may be alternated with choruses, or put in the third of four repetitions to create an AABA form with the verse as the bridge. Some traditional arrangements often have ensemble rather than individual vocals. It is also common as an audience sing-along number. Versions using call and response are often heard, e. The response verses can echo the same melody or form a counterpoint melody, often syncopated opposite the rhythm of the main verses, and a solo singer might sing another counterpoint melody solo soprano or tenor as a 3rd part in more complex arrangements.
The song is apocalyptictaking much of its imagery from the Book of Revelationbut excluding its more horrific depictions of the Last Judgment. The verses about the Sun and Moon refer to Solar and Lunar eclipses; the trumpet of the Archangel Gabriel is the way in which the Last Judgment is announced.
As the hymn expresses the wish to go to Heaven, picturing the saints going in through the Pearly Gatesit is entirely appropriate for funerals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 31 July Winsett Music Company,Item Retrieved September 13, A1, A10 Saint Tammany Edition.
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