People sing different versions of "When the Saints Go Marching In". Some people simply sing the chorus. Here's a version with the most common verses…

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"When the Saints Go Marching In" has been commonly sung at funeral processions in New Orleans.

Here an old version that you'll find in many lyrics books:

Oh, when the saints go marchin' in.
Oh, when the saints go marchin' in.
Lord, I want to be in that number
When the saints go marchin' in.

Oh, when they come on Judgment Day,
Oh, when they come on Judgment Day,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When they come on Judgment Day.

When Gabriel blows that golden horn,
When Gabriel blows that golden horn,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When he blows that golden horn.

When they go through them Pearly Gates,
When they go through them Pearly Gates,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When they go through them Pearly Gates.

Oh, when they ring them silver bells,
Oh, when they ring them silver bells,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When they ring them silver bells.

And when the angels gather 'round.
And when the angels gather 'round.
Lord, I want to be in that number
Oh, when the angels gather 'round.

Oh, into Heaven, when they go,
Oh, into Heaven, when they go,
Lord, I want to be in that number
Oh, into Heaven, when they go.

And when they're singing hallelu,
And when they're singing hallelu,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When they're singing hallelu.

And when the Lord is shakin' hands,
And when the Lord is shakin' hands,
Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Lord is shakin' hands.

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Louis Armstrong did the most famous renditions of "When the Saints Go Marching In" and helped make this song popular.
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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - When the Saints Go Marching In

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The image above is "All-Saints", a painting by Fra Angelico (15th Century).

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