When the Saints Go Marching In | Free Printable Sheet Music

I always have the jazzy version going in my head whenever I think of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”  However, this song originated as a United States spiritual gospel hymn.  The jazz version is so happy and uplifting!

The traditional lyrics are apocalyptic, with references from the Book of Revelation.  Because the hymn makes references to “marching in” (the pearly gates), it has been used at funerals.  The song has been referred to as “jazz funeral.”

Printable Sheet Music

Here is easy sheet music:

Download “When the Saints Go Marching In” for Piano

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Video

Check out Louis Armstrong singing “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

Louis Armstrong – When The Saints Go Marching In video on YouTube.com

Lyrics
There are many versions of the lyrics.  This is one traditional version.

We are trav’ling in the footsteps
Of those who’ve gone before,
And we’ll all be reunited,
On a new and sunlit shore.

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

And when the sun refuse to shine
And when the sun refuse to shine
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the sun refuse to shine.

And when the moon turns red with blood
And when the moon turns red with blood
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the moon turns red with blood.

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.

Oh When the new world is revealed
Oh When the new world is revealed
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the new world is revealed.

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

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