I have to say that this is one of the best songs in the world to get people to sing along with. There is someting about the simplistic lyrics that cause people to want to sing along.
Take you time and have fun with it. It’s one of those songs that you’ll come back to again and again when people want to sing along.
When The Saints Go Marching In is the Folk Song Of The Week and the best way to play it is on frailing banjo!
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
We are [G]traveling in the footsteps, of those who’ve gone [D7]before,
And we’ll [G]all be re[C]united, on a [G]new and [D7]sunlit [G]shore,
Oh, when the [G]saints go marching in. Oh, when the saints go marching [D7]in
Lord how I [G]want to be in that [C]number when the [G]saints go [D7]marching [G]in
And when the sun begins to shine, and when the sun begins to shine
Lord, how I want to be in that number when the sun begins to shine
Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call, Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
Lord, how I want to be in that number when the trumpet sounds its call
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.