The song "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain" comes from the men laying down the railroad tracks after the Civil War in the USA.
"The melody of this song was originally both the old folk hymn 'The Old Ship of Zion' and the still older spiritual 'When the Chariot Comes'… Railroad men gave this melody a snappy, hillbilly kind of twist, and it is probably these same men who also made up the repetitious words of the song." –"The Songs We Sang" (1964)
Different versions of this song exist around the world. Here are some of them...
She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
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