Sing Train Swing Saints (Larry Minton)

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  • CPDL #30686:     
Editor: Larry Minton (submitted 2013-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL

General Information

Title: Sing Train Swing Saints
Composer: Larry Minton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published:

Description: This quodlibet combines four spirituals into a rousing introit or anthem. It can be performed with guitar and bass as shown, or with a Bluegrass ensemble (guitar, five string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and bass) or a Dixieland band (trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tenor banjo, tuba, and drums). Improvisation and interpolations to taste are encouraged.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I'm gon' sing, I'm gon' shout,
praise The Lord!
When the gates are open wide,
I'm gon' sit by Jesus' side,
I'm gon' sing, I'm gon' shout,
praise The Lord!

This train is bound for glory,
get on board for the Gospel story!

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

Swing low, sweet chariot,
comin' for to carry me home.

Amen!