When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in. African American spiritual*, author unknown.
This is a spiritual that has been sung in worship, at funerals, and at American Civil Rights meetings. It has been recorded by jazz musicians and other artists, and appropriated by popular culture for use at sporting events.
Originating in the oral tradition of the African American community, its precise authorship is unknown, although it is believed to have been first sung in the early 1900s (regrettably some word and tunesmiths have usurped the artistic creations of anonymous musicians to claim ownership, usually for publication or royalties). At least two writers have been credited with creation of...
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