Saturday, July 25, 2009

When the Saints Go Marching In

Song begins at 2:08
A traditional black American spiritual
New bits written by The Weavers
Rise Up Singing chapter: Spirituals, p.213

Intro (The Weavers):
D G / D A / D G / DA D
We are travelling in the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
But we'll all be reunited
On a new and sunlit shore
(or: But if we stand and fight united, then a new world is in store)

D - / - A7 / D G / DA D
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

Some traditional verses:
And when the sun, refuse to shine...
And when the moon turns red with blood
On that hallelujah day...
Oh when the trumpet sounds the call...

Bridge (The Weavers) - same chords as intro:
D G / D A / D G / DA D
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

Non-traditional verses (some by The Weavers):
When the new world is revealed...
When the revolution comes...
When the revelation comes...
When the rich go out and work...
When the air is pure and clean...
When we all have food to eat...
When our leaders learn to cry...

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